A few weeks ago I mentioned on Twitter I am making an effort to read more and I was looking for some techy book recommendations. I am not great at reading fiction books unless on holiday when I can totally switch off and enjoy a good thriller or murder mystery, finishing the book in a few days. In “real life”, I only manage to get a wee bits of time here and there to read and this doesn’t really work with fiction.
I am making more of an effort to read but I am rubbish with fiction. Any good non-fiction, preferably tech/ dev related y'all can recommend?— Carole Rennie Logan (@crgrieve) October 29, 2017
So many of the book recommendations are career focussed rather than technical manuals on how to actually do development. I really like this as these are the skills and lessons you can’t just google and get an answer on Stack Overflow! As I am finding myself doing more of the “people skills” side of the job as I am mentoring junior devs, I am realising that the non technical side of the job is just as important to invest time in improving as well as coding side projects.
A few people asked that I share the list of recommendations… so here we are! Amazon shopping list here! I know these won’t all necessarily be what you expect from a developer reading list but are relevant to me! For example, there are a few on being a women in tech and on building confidence as these are relevant to my own experiences and areas I’d like to work on.
I will try and do some reviews as I finish books, therefore ensuring that I NEED to give myself this time to read and get away from a computer for a while.
If you have any recommendations, please let me know! Get me on: @crgrieve