20 essential software development books to read

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Software development books are a great source of knowledge and wisdom1. But unfortunately, there are very few people reading books today, especially programmers. Most often they rely on the internet search results to find answers. 
But If you’re a software developer, you need to read more books, because software development is not only about coding, it is about thinking, it is about best practices. And books give you a good explanation and base, that you won’t always find in short articles or Google search results. In Apiumhub we are big fans of reading good literature, we even have a small library in the office with our favorite software development books. Today, we created a list of books we believe may help any developer become a better professional. And here you have a list of top 20 software development books that are worth mentioning in this article.

Top 20 software development books to read

1. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts, Erich Gamma

This book is the first one in the list of top software development books, and it is written by very well known software development influencers. It is basically about improving the design of …

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