Best Programming books for beginners 2020:
In today’s competitive programming world, it’s very tough to get ranked among your colleagues. You must have a good baseline. So in this article, we will talk about some books to build a good baseline in different programming languages.
This book is written by Margin Haverbeke. I also recommend this book because it also gives you a precious knowledge of JS. You can enhance your JS knowledge and master in JS to the next level with this book.
Learn Python 3 the Hard Way
Python is probably the easiest language to learn for beginners. Zed A. Shaw has made programming even easier with this book. If you have just entered in programming world and want to learn python programming then this book can be the best for you. It teaches you the concept of programming from scratch with some interesting mini-projects.
Get the book: Learn Python 3 the Hard Way
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
This book is written by Al Sweigart. It teaches you python from the very basic with a lot of projects which helps you sharpen your knowledge. If you want to learn building projects with python then this is the best book, I can recommend you.
Get the book: Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
Introduction to Java Programming and Data Structures, Comprehensive Version
This book by Y Daniel Liang gives you the concept of programming and the problem-solving techniques with Java from ground level. It also teaches you the key concept of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), data structures and algorithms, web programming. Basically, it guides you to become a professional Java Developer.
This book is by raywenderlich Tutorial Team. The team has made learn Swift easier. You don’t need any prior programming experience to learn Swift with this book. It has a lot of exercises and challenges after you are taught every concept with the solution in case you are not able to overcome the challenges.
Get the book: Swift Apprentice
Also recommended: Hacking with Swift
C Programming: A Modern Approach
In this book, K.N. King has explained C programming from basic to advance in such a clear and comprehensive manner that any beginner can understand C programming. This feature has made this book so much popular among students and teachers. Its Q&A sections along with some challenging exercises for learners have added one more feather to this book.
Get the book: C Programming: A Modern Approach
This book is written by Stanley Lippman, Josée Lajoie, and Barbara E. Moo. The author team has given the comprehensive introduction to C++ which helps you to learn C++ language faster. This book covers everything about C++ (it’s working, libraries, etc) from scratch to end. You can build modern mini-projects to real-life projects with the concept you get from this book.
Get the book: C++ Primer
Also recommended: LearnCpp
Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core
This book is written by Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse. This book builds your foundation in C# programming language and the cross-platform frameworks it lives in (.NET and .NET Core). It will teach you all the topics a professional C# programmer should cover in detail.
Get the book: Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core
Also recommended: C# in depth
To sum up, not everybody likes to read book or the documentation. Rather, people love to watch tutorials online to learn anything. That’s good. But one thing that nobody can deny is, no tutorial and teacher can teach you all the concepts as books do. Preferring books to learn something is a good habit. You can watch tutorials side by side to make your concept clearer.
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