Let’s face it! Web development is a tricky job. While some of the geniuses make it look like a walk in the park, there are others like me who require a little aid. I always love to refer to physical books than virtual ones and the following were my go-to books when I was just a beginner in the field.
Kyle Simpson’s You Don’t Know JS
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Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think
This book is a great choice for beginners as it provides a really good introduction into the world of website making. It offers a very good explanation about UX (user experience) and how to make people fall in love with your websites. Want to make amazing websites?- this book is for you.Buy From Amazon
These are among the most popular books in the market, and rightfully so. Most programming books are too bland and boring while these books by Jon Duckett have many graphics to explain concepts. So, obviously you don’t need to think twice about buying when there is an interesting graphic filled book on programming. According to me, this is a must-have for every programmer out there.Buy From Amazon
The book contains many code examples and mini-projects. The 3 rd edition is updated with ES6 and a chapter on Node.js as well.
Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit
You must be wondering what this book is doing in the list. This is not a book on web
development. But being a web developer doesn’t just involve learning codes, it is important to work on your life habits too. This book teaches about how to work more efficiently and improve one’s life habits. The book offers a very good read and surely can help you develop some good habits.
Robert Martin’s The Clean Coder
Robert Martin’s book basically deals with the importance of working ethically. He also gives amazing tips on how to excel in your job and make a dream career. The book is written from a software developer’s view but nevertheless, I find it helpful for just about anyone. If you want some insights on how to achieve success in your career, I’d highly recommend this book.Buy From Amazon
Cal Newport’s Deep Work
This is yet another useful book for web developers as well as anyone who requires the mental focus of long durations in their work. Cal Newport teaches you how to focus and even suggests removing elements that hinder you from reaching your goals. Deep work is truly a deep dive into the human mind and surely, will help one learn how to focus and achieve more through ultra- focusing.Buy From Amazon