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Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

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Ask HN: What language-agnostic programming books should I read?

gtrubetskoy: A very enlightening book about how some of the best programmers in the world approach the craft in their own words.

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

pcprincipal: Peter Seibel does an amazing job of asking programmers questions that make them explain their methodology. The interview with Donald Knuth is awesome; really enjoyed hearing him talk about literate programming.

humbleMouse: +1 to Coders at Work. That book does an excellent job of showing the human side of programming.

Ask HN: Recommendations on books and documentaries on tech companies/people?

rpeden: I found that it provided some great insight into the early days of some fascinating companies from a technical perspective.

emodendroket: Is really fascinating and it's great to get all these different perspectives, some of them really tearing down current orthodoxy (like the interview about how nobody really reads code or jwz making fun of software blogs).

Ask HN: Favorite nonfiction books of 2018?

henrik_w: Excellent, long interviews with really famous developers and computer scientists.

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Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2014?

russnewcomer: I enjoy learning from the experienced, and Coders At Work is a fantastic walk through the recent history of computing, as told by those who walked through it. I wish there were a true coding focused sequel.