For people that want to gain programming skills and experience, it may initially be difficult to understand the terms, concepts, and ideas of programmers. This is why we will outline the best books to for beginners to get started with. For those who are intermediate or experienced programmers, there are books as well to keep them motivated.
Head First C: A Brain-Friendly Guide (1st Edition)
This excellent easy to read book by David Griffiths brings the C programming language to another level by learning an easy way to get into it. It contains cheesy humor without losing perspective or its essence. This book works for those who are just starting with programming.
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
Such a nice book for girls written by Reshma Saujani, who teaches us to program in an easy way by introducing essential concepts and cool stories about computer science. This book is so good that it won’t teach you to code immediately but will lead you properly down the right path.
Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
Especially for learners who want to improve line codes. It is written by Eric Matthes, who knows the best practical applications for programming. This book is full of targeted code styles with simple guides for the most ambitious readers.
Python Cookbook, Third Edition
This masterpiece is written by David Beazley and Brian K. Jones, is full of interesting topics related to the core Python language and common tasks for many applications. Each article contains content code samples that you can use right away for your personal project with proper discussion on why the solution works.
Effective Java (3rd Edition)
This is more for people that are into programming already, and it’s written by David Beazley and Brian K. Jones. It’s especially for those who find problems and need quick fixes since it teaches you how to problem-solve. It’s almost mandatory reading in order to improve your programming skills.
Java for Beginners with Hands-on Project
Especially for those who want to get into programming right away, this book written by Jamie Chan, will show you step by step how to get into programming. This book truly will get the reader ready to start with simple functions within a couple of hours.
Lambdas, Streams, Functional and Reactive Programming (2nd Edition)
Written by Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft, this book is excellent because it explains all about Java programming and it’s focused on delivering clear information for most beginners and veteran readers. If you’re a java lover this book is for you.
Ethics and Data Science
It’s important to keep an ethical perspective while programming. This is why Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason, and DJ Patil wrote this piece for those into computer science. It shows you respect for data collections, digital rights, and privacy in general.
Coding is an interesting skill to learn that will help you solve many computer problems related to software. Take these books into consideration for getting into JAVA, C, and Python and specialize in your language. You may be surprised how easy it becomes and how fast you can learn these practices.