You can not at all have too many free ebooks—especially ones that guide you learn something new or upgrade your skills.
Calling all programmers, whether new, old, or eager: we’ve found the best selection of free (as in beer) books to boost your coding job to the next level. There’s a little part of everything for everybody, so hop in and enjoy.
The proper therapy of a programmer from apprentice to experienced. This is one of the best books on set up I’ve ever read and it doesn’t have a single line of code. It’s a book about mindset, attitude, and the visit that lies ahead of every programmer. Not only does it cover many of the struggles and problems that coders face, but it also provides solutions to those struggles and complication.
By David Evans.This book covers important computer science concepts. It uses Python and Scheme, but it’s not really a book about those two programming languages.
By multiple authors. Published by O’Reilly Media, this book is a collection of essays, or “pearls of wisdom for programmers collected from leading practitioners.” Seriously, every programmer should aware these things. Based on an online selection of essays all about proper set up practices, this book is a must-read for any and all codes feeding on aspiring to the newbie to master. In fact, the knowledge therein is so useful that this book is worth an annual re-read
By Qi. This book is a series of 195 stories in the form of yarn about the art and act of software development.
By Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt, Shriram Krishnamurthi.
This book is about the process of patterning computer programs — which might mean “desktop software” or “mobile apps” or “web apps” depending on who’s reading.
By Jeffrey Ullman., Alfred Aho. This text book was published in 1992 and has since been taken out of print. This is what the authors say about this book: “We believed in 1992 it was the way to propose theory in Computer Science, and we believe that today.”
By Karl Fogel. From the book: “Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source growth. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.”
By Karl Seguin. This book is based on an article series called “Foundations of Programming” by software developer Karl Seguin. The topics — which are written from a.NET developer’s angle are about things all programmers care about. Examples: unit testing, memory allocation, and DRY code.
By Daniel Shiffman. This book is an analysis of naturally occurring things in our world — physics, fractals, etc. — and how they might be simulated with code. The code samples are written in Processing.
Patterns of Software (PDF)
By Richard P. Gabriel. This book is a set of essays survey topics in programming. It’s an entertaining read and a penetrating look into the life and mind of a programmer.
By multiple authors. This is a trilogy of books about the design/architecture of open source software. From the picture: “If you are a junior developer, and want to learn how your more capable colleagues think, these books are the place to start.”
By Peter Wentworth, Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, Chris Meyers. From the book: “The single most important skill for a computer scientist is problem-solving. Problem solving means the ability to codify problems, think creatively about solutions, and express a solution clearly and accurately.”
By Zed. A. Shaw. Regular expressions (regex) are powerful, but the idea can be hard to learn. Regex has been around since the 1950’s, but it’s smooth a huge part of modern programming.
By Karl Seguin. This book covers foundational programming concepts such as data types and conditional statements.
By Steven F. Lott. This book uses Python to teach the learner theory such as functions, data types, objects, conditional statements, and more
Some more books relating to scripting languages and language learning are also listed below.
Free Programming Books
- JAVA ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE
- QUICKTIME FOR JAVA: A DEVELOPER’S NOTEBOOK
- JAVA EE 6 TUTORIAL, VOLUME I
- FREE JAVA BOOK
- PROCESSING XML WITH JAVA
- THE ORACLE PHP COOKBOOK
- ADVANCED CAKEPHP TIPS
- PRACTICAL PHP TESTING
- ADVANCED CAKEPHP TIPS
- CODE BRIGHT FOR LARAVEL PHP
RUBY ON RAILS
- HASKELL TUTORIAL FOR C PROGRAMMERS
- INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH C++
- C PROGRAMMING TUTORIAL
- OPTIMIZING SOFTWARE IN C++
- C++ GUI PROGRAMMING WITH QT 4
- C++ PROGRAMMING FOR SCIENTISTS