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Here is a list of some great books that software programmers think worth reading, and is created in response to answer to this question: “What is the single most influential book every programmer should read?”

Code Complete: A

Practical Handbook

The Pragmatic

Programmer

Structure and

Interpretation of …

C Programming

Language

Introduction to

Algorithms

Design Patterns:

Elements of …

Refactoring Improving

the Design of …

The Mythical Man-Month:

Essays on Software

The Art of

Computer Programming

Compilers: Principles,

Techniques, and Tools

Godel, Escher, Bach: An

Eternal Golden Braid

Clean Code: A Handbook

of Agile Software

Effective C++: 55

Specific Ways to …

More Effective C++:

35 New Ways to …

Code: The Hidden

Language of Computer

Programming

Pearls

Working Effectively

with Legacy Code

Peopleware: Productive

Projects and Teams

Coders at Work:

Reflections on …

“Surely You’re Joking,

Mr. Feynman!”

Effective

Java

Patterns of Enterprise

Application

The Little

Schemer

The Seasoned

Schemer

why’s guide

to Ruby

The Inmates Are

Running the Asylum

The Art of UNIX

Programming

Test Driven

Development: By Example

Practices of an Agile

Developer: Working in

Don’t Make Me Think,

Revisited: A Common

Agile Software

Development,

Domain-Driven Design:

Tackling Complexity in

The Design of Everyday

Things

Modern C++ Design:

Generic Programming and

The Best Software

Writing I

The Practice of

Programming

Pragmatic Thinking and

Learning: Refactor

Software Estimation:

Demystifying the Black

My Job Went to India:

52 Ways to Save Your

Hackers: Heroes of the

Computer Revolution

Algorithms + Data

Structures = Programs

Writing Solid

Code

JavaScript: The Good

Parts

Getting Real: The

Smarter, Faster, Easier

Computer Graphics:

Principles and Practice

Thinking in

Java

The Elements of

Computing Systems:

Refactoring to

Patterns

Modern Operating

Systems

The Annotated Turing: A

Guided Tour Through

Things That Make Us

Smart: Defending Human

The Timeless Way of

Building

The Deadline: A Novel

About Project

The C++ Programming

Language

Patterns of Enterprise

Application

Computer Systems: A

Programmer’s

Agile Principles,

Patterns, and Practices

Growing Object-Oriented

Software, Guided by

Framework Design

Guidelines:

Object

Thinking

Advanced Programming in

the UNIX Environment

Hackers & Painters: Big

Ideas from the

The Soul of A New

Machine

CLR via

C#

Design Patterns in C# )

.

Zen and the Art of

Motorcycle Maintenance:

About Face: The

Essentials of

Here Comes Everybody:

The Power of Organizing

The Tao of Programming

.

The Computational

Beauty of Nature:

Writing Solid

Code

Philip & Alex’s Guide

to Web Publishing

Object-Oriented

Analysis and Design

Computability: An

Introduction to

Masterminds of

Programming:

Tao Te

Ching

The Productive

Programmer )

The Art of Deception:

Controlling the Human

The Career Programmer:

Guerilla Tactics for

Paradigms of Artificial

Intelligence

Masters of Doom: How

Two Guys Created an

Pragmatic Unit Testing

in C# with NUnit

How to Solve It: A New

Aspect of Mathematical

The

Alchemist

Smalltalk-80: The

Language and its

Writing Secure

Code

Introduction to

Functional Programming

No Bugs!: Delivering

Error Free Code in C

Rework

.

JUnit in

Action

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