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Ask HN: What three books impacted your career the most?

thorin: A great early read for someone who already knew the basics of programming

scottlilly: Get it. Read it. Live it.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?

engi_nerd: I can't say enough good things about this. I have kept referring to it in the months since I read it for the first time.

Ask HN: What books had the greatest effect on how you structure your code?

DanHulton: One of the best books on programming style and function, backed up with actual research for the recommendations.

vram22: I always recommend it to my programming students.

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Ask HN: Best books you read in 2017?

csnewb: Profoundly educational to me as a junior developer..

Ask HN: Books you should have read when you start a career in SE / CS?

yingw787: I read through Code Complete 2 cover to cover my first year and I agree with parent it's more useful early on than later. There's a lot of discussion around best practices; I think there's an entire chapter on strategic whitespace. All the stuff in there makes sense, but it cements why it's important.

enitihas: I found Code Complete to be as eye opening for day to day work as SICP is while learning in University.

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Ask HN: Books for soon to be Software Engineers

ig1: Code Complete which several other people recommend is a great book, but it's one of those books that make much more sense after you've been programming for a year or so.

rw: I strongly recommend both of these

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