Every working programmer or software developer ought to have a large personal library of books they consider essential–these books are mine. My list started off being very language heavy (mostly Perl), but as I’ve gotten older (and gained more experience) I’ve gravitated towards broader topics in software development. Programming Languages C/C++ C++ Programming Language, The by Bjarne Stroustrup Clojure Programming Clojure by Alex Miller with Stuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra Perl Advanced Perl Programming by Simon Cozens Extending and Embedding Perl by Tim Jenness and Simon Cozens Higher Order Perl by Mark Jason Dominus Object Oriented Perl by Damian Conway Mastering Perl by Brian D.
Since the local library is just down the street I try to read a variety of books. I also have a collection of programming books which I constantly add to. Below is a list of the books I’ve read and thought were interesting. (Boring books are excluded as well as books I’ve purchased for my programming library.) March 2018 Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D.