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Books on programming that are actually enjoyable to read

by Srinivas Saripalli

There is a wonderful new trend in which more and more people are curious about how technologies actually function. To keep up with this trend, new type of books on programming are emerging, one that is colourful, fun, and easy to read with pictures, emojis, comics, and other entertaining elements.

Intelligence is now considered sexy, and it’s a fact. No longer will we ridicule the nerds who see the Internet as the future. Even in the current time, people are curious about the Internet. After all, who do you think will survive if AI enslaves the human race in the near future? Yes, I think we’re dependent on programmers to save us.

Have you been chuckling while perusing a computer book recently?

Books on programming #1

Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and Other Curious People

The phrase “illustrated” only gives me the idea that I will love this book in the long run. I value the writers’ approach of including humorous visuals and graphics to help visually orient their readers. In addition to entertaining graphics, the book offers entertaining examples and even exercises that are uploaded on GitHub. To engage in a deep dive, I suggest you tackle those challenges in your preferred language. This tiny book about algorithms will be an entertaining read if you’re just looking for something to do.

Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and Other Curious People

Books on programming #2

Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Different theme, same concept. You’re in for a treat if you’re also getting ready for the rise of artificial intelligence.

Books on programming #3

Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing

Until now, Algorithms were considered uninteresting to code, although they are a vital aspect of the software. In the opinion of Martin Erwig, algorithms should be both accessible to adults and kids.

Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing
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Books on programming #4

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

I remember how much I enjoyed reading this book with my parents when I was in middle school. I’m reminded that I used to be rather fascinated with how everything worked and wanted to create my very own supercomputer (hmm), but I was completely ignorant about the use of electricity and other technical matters. This book contains complicated ideas that may be grasped and built. The author even lists where to get parts for the machines he discusses.

Books on programming #5

Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems

And to wrap things up, this book employs comics, memes, and emojis to illustrate all the ideas you’ll encounter in your beginning computer science course. There are numerous incredible free computer science courses available, but this technique remains the best.

Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems

10 Best Books on programming

One question to ask is: What do programmers read right now if they look for the better books to learn programming? These 10 books Amazon’s bestsellers and recommendations from popular coding blogs. These books are selected in its programming category. Some of these books are new while others among novice and seasoned programmers are tried and true classics. Discover our pick of the ten best beginners programming books.

  1. The self-teaching programmer: Cory Althoff’s final guide to programming
  2. Make Tariq Rashid’s own neural network
  3. Human management: bits and humorous stories of Michael Lopp’s software engineering manager
  4. The programmer: Andrew Hunt and David Thomas from traveller to master.
  5. Addy Osmani’s Learning JavaScript Patterns
  6. The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Fameful Chopper Teaches Kevin Mitnick and Robert Vamosi how to stay safe at the time of Big Brother and Big Data
  7. Clean Code: Robert C. Martin’s Handbook on Agile Software
  8. Jon Erickson’s 2nd edition, Hacking: The Art of exploitation
  9. Code: Charles Petzold’s Hidden Language of Hardware and Software
  10. JavaScript for children: a playful introduction to Nick Morgan’s programming

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