Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Programming Languages. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Crafting Interpreters


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

Despite using them every day, most software engineers know little about how programming languages are designed and implemented. For many, their only experience with that corner of computer science was a terrifying "compilers" class that they suffered through in undergrad and tried to blot from their memory as soon as they had scribbled their last NFA to DFA conversion on the final exam. That fearsome reputation belies a field that is rich with useful techniques and not so difficult as some of its practitioners might have you believe. A better understanding of how programming languages are built will make you a stronger software engineer and teach you concepts and data structures you'll use the rest of your coding days. You might even have fun. This book teaches you everything you need to know to implement a full-featured, efficient scripting language. You’ll learn both high-level concepts around parsing and semantics and gritty details like bytecode representation and garbage collection. Your brain will light up with new ideas, and your hands will get dirty and calloused. Starting from main(), you will build a language that features rich syntax, dynamic typing, garbage collection, lexical scope, first-class functions, closures, classes, and inheritance. All packed into a few thousand lines of clean, fast code that you thoroughly understand because you wrote each one yourself.

  • Author: Robert Nystrom
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming

                 

2. Trapped in a Video Game (Volume 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

Kids who love video games will love this first installment of the new 5-book series about 12-year old Jesse Rigsby and the wild adventures he encounters inside different video games. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up   Jesse Rigsby hates video games—and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of vaporizing man-size praying mantis while cruising around by jet pack. But pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they can't leave the game. If they don't figure out what's going on fast, they'll be trapped for good!

  • Author: Dustin Brady
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Illustrated edition (April 10, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1449494865
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

                 

3. Python Crash Course, 2Nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction To Programming


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

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  • Author: Eric Matthes
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 2nd edition (May 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1593279288
  • Dimensions: 7.06 x 1.22 x 9.25 inches

                 

4. System Design Interview – An insider's guide, Second Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

The system design interview is considered to be the most complex and most difficult technical job interview by many. This book provides a step-by-step framework on how to tackle a system design question. It includes many real-world examples to illustrate the systematic approach with detailed steps that you can follow. What’s inside? - An insider’s take on what interviewers really look for and why. - A 4-step framework for solving any system design interview question. - 16 real system design interview questions with detailed solutions. - 188 diagrams to visually explain how different systems work. Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Scale From Zero To Millions Of Users Chapter 2: Back-of-the-envelope Estimation Chapter 3: A Framework For System Design Interviews Chapter 4: Design A Rate Limiter Chapter 5: Design Consistent Hashing Chapter 6: Design A Key-value Store Chapter 7: Design A Unique Id Generator In Distributed Systems Chapter 8: Design A Url Shortener Chapter 9: Design A Web Crawler Chapter 10: Design A Notification System Chapter 11: Design A News Feed System Chapter 12: Design A Chat System Chapter 13: Design A Search Autocomplete System Chapter 14: Design Youtube Chapter 15: Design Google Drive Chapter 16: The Learning Continues

  • Author: Alex Xu
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
  • ISBN: 979-8664653403
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches

                 

5. Candlekeep Mysteries (D&D Adventure Book - Dungeons & Dragons) (Dungeons and Dragons)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.   Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own mysteries ̶—each one a doorway to adventure. Dare you cross that threshold? ·  17 mystery-themed D&D adventures, each tied to a book discovered in the famed library fortress of Candlekeep ·  Easy to run as stand-alone mini adventures or to drop into your home campaign ·  Adventures span play from levels 1 to 16 ·  Includes a full poster map of Candlekeep, plus detailed descriptions of the various locations, characters, and creatures that reside within it ·  Introduces a variety of Dungeons & Dragons monsters, items, and non-player characters (NPCs) Candlekeep Mysteries is a collection of seventeen short, stand-alone D&D adventures designed for characters of levels 1–16. Each adventure begins with the discovery of a book, and each book is the key to a door behind which danger and glory await. These adventures can be run as one-shot games, plugged into an existing Forgotten Realms campaign, or adapted for other campaign settings. This book also includes a poster map of the library fortress and detailed descriptions of Candlekeep and its inhabitants.

  • Author: Wizards RPG Team
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
  • ISBN: 978-0786967223
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches

                 



6. Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how. By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks—Scikit-Learn and Tensor Flow—author Aurélien Géron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You’ll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned, all you need is programming experience to get started. Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets Use Scikit-Learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods Use the Tensor Flow library to build and train neural nets Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets.

  • Author: Aurélien Géron
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (October 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
  • ISBN: 978-1492032649
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches

                 

7. The Pragmatic Programmer: 20th Anniversary Edition, 2nd Edition: Your Journey to Mastery


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech audiobooks you’ll listen, re-listen, and listen to again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.  Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.  Now, 20 years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. All the old favorite topics are there, updated for this new world. And there's a bunch of new content, reflecting what we've learned in the intervening years.  Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You’ll become a pragmatic programmer.  This audiobook is organized as a series of sections, each containing a series of topics. It is read by Anna Katarina; Dave and Andy (and a few other folks) jump in every now and then to give their take on things.

  • Author: David Thomas
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming, Software Design, Testing & Engineering, Software Development

                 

8. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin, presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin, who has helped bring agile principles from a practitioner’s point of view to tens of thousands of programmers, has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of software craftsman, and make you a better programmer―but only if you work at it. What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading code―lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.   Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code―of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.   Readers will come away from this book understanding How to tell the difference between good and bad code How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes How to format code for maximum readability How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic How to unit test and practice test-driven development What “smells” and heuristics can help you identify bad code This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

  • Author: Robert C. Martin
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1st edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0132350884
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.05 x 10.87 inches

                 

9. Would You Rather? Family Challenge! Edition: Hilarious Scenarios & Crazy Competition for Kids, Teens, and Adults (A Laugh and Think Book)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

From the best-selling author of Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition , a hilarious new collection of thought-provoking questions for all ages.   Can you beat everyone in your family at this awesome “Would You Rather” game? Can they beat you? Share some giggles with 160+ silly, fun questions that make you think, learn, and laugh while trying to come out on top of the competition.   Would You Rather? Family Challenge! Edition features:    •    Exercise for your brain.  Kids and adults alike will exercise their brains with these either/or scenarios that make them think creatively, use their imagination, and pull together facts quickly.    •    Family time away from screens . 160+ questions, ranging from the mind-bending to the “eww”  factor, that will give everybody a break from technology.    •    Lots of laughs for all ages!  The questions are funny; kids, teens, and adults can make the answers even funnier!    •    An exciting game for competitive types . Try to outsmart family members with the most creative answer.    •    Conversation starters for road trips, camping trips, sleepovers, restaurants, and more.   Whether a gift for yourself, a family member, or a good friend, Would You Rather? Family Challenge! Edition will keep everyone entertained for hours!

  • Author: Lindsey Daly
  • Publisher: Z Kids (May 11, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0593435465
  • Dimensions: 5.01 x 0.29 x 7.97 inches

                 

10. Dog Training for Kids: Fun and Easy Ways to Care for Your Furry Friend


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Programming Languages - August 2021

Children Will Take the Lead with Fun & Easy Dog Training Techniques Every child wants a dog, yet not every child--or even grown-up!--is equipped to take on the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. But with the help of Vanessa Estrada Marin, the director of a sought-after dog-training program for kids, your child will have fun being in charge! Dog Training for Kids breaks down lessons and tutorials in simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions. Kids will have everything they need to be caring and responsible dog owners:    •    Basic Training Lessons including Stopping Unnecessary Barking, Potty & House Training, Obedience, Leash Training, Crate Training    •    Essential Commands including Sit, Stay, Heel, Drop It    •    Clever Tricks including Roll Over, Speak, High Five, and Leap    •    Super Fun Games including Obstacle Course, Frisbee, Tunnel    •    And More -- Equipment List, How to Train Your Dog to Be Calm at the Vet, How to Dog Proof Your Home Whether young dog lovers will be raising puppies, adopting rescues, or getting their first dogs, this all-in-one book will give them the confidence and knowledge to properly train, take care of, and establish a lasting bond with their well-behaved furry friends.

  • Author: Vanessa Estrada Marin
  • Publisher: Z Kids (November 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0593196571
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 0.51 x 10.07 inches