Books that help to write better code

I have been reading lot of books on various frameworks and technologies from my college days. I am always fascinated by new technologies and frameworks that help to ease developer’s life by writing less and manageable code. While all these years, I was spending too much time on reading syntaxes and APIs exposed by various languages and frameworks, from last 2 months, things have taken different turn. I put too much emphasis on using design patterns, but I was introduced to quite a few good books by my seniors and I was really surprised, the way these books have changed my thoughtprocess. No, I dont mean stop using design patterns or blah blah… but before start using all those geeky words like scalability, design patterns and other stuffs, you need to first learn to write clean code. Yes! here are some of the best books, I have been reading.

Clean Code
Simple, precise and gets you quickly in thinking mode, what you were doing till now. The best book, I have read till now, and yeah have one copy at your collection, it will never get outdated.

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Another fantastic book by one of the great person. Refactoring always seems to be difficult task and sometimes it feels to avoid it due to complexity of program. Read this book, you will definately find way out.

The art of readable code
Simple and illustrated with lots of images. Worth trying out.

Refactoring to Patterns
Nothing like it, simple way to identify patterns to apply while you refactor a code, interesting!!! isn’t it?

And there are many more, I am still going through. These books have helped me to look at the way I write programs. It will help you too! enjoy coding 🙂

By Carbon Rider

Hi this is Yogesh, welcome to my world. Being passionate about learning new technologies and building frameworks, I end up spending most of my time in front of computer. But over last few months, I realised apart from being good coder and designer (Yes I am) I have something hidden in me. And thats called ART.

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