Great developer resources


Last updated: 14 January 2020

 

There are so many resources available to developers. There is only enough time for exploring the most relevant and impactful. Below is a list of some of the most useful and thought-provoking I've explored.

 

Coding practise

 

  • Code Complete by Steve McConnell

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  • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

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Methods

 

  • Bridging the Communication Gap by Gojko Adzic

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  • REWORK by Jason Fried

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Business

 

  • Eric Sink on the Business of Software (Expert's Voice)

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  • The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary by Eric S. Raymond

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  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

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Technology stacks

 If you are looking for ways to get a rapid overview of technologies and stacks.

  • The State of ... surveys

    The state of JavaScript 2019 - a great overview of what's current in JavaScript and other web technologies.


  • Stack Share

    Stackshare - sometimes to be taken with a pinch of salt but still useful when looking up new technologies.


 

Career

 

  • Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers by Dan Appleman

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  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler

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Reference

 

  • DevDocs

    DecDocs is a web tool api reference, with offline support. Great reference tool.


 

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