I love to read books, especially on software engineering, operating systems, computers in general and other related topics like productivity. I decided to share the most important of them.

The links to Amazon point to the latest edition when writing this post, but the actual edition I’ve read might be several years (or decades) older. I vividly remember reading MS-DOS 5 and 6.2 in elementary school circa 1995, then The Official Red Hat Linux 5 User’s Guide in high school circa 1999 and C++ In Plain English a year later or so.

This list will be updated and will stay relevant going forward as I will link to this page after it is posted.

Software Development

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)’s books:
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, An by Timothy Budd

The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide by Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, Elisabeth Robson

Language or Framework

Android and Kotlin

Mark Murphy (CommonsWare)’s books:
Exploring Android
Elements of Android Jetpack
Elements of Kotlin
Elements of Kotlin Coroutines
Elements of Android Room
Elements of Android Q
Elements of Android R
The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development (parts)

Head First Android Development by Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths


Effective Java by Joshua Bloch

Java Generics and Collections: Speed Up the Java Development Process by Maurice Naftalin


Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming by Marijn Haverbeke


The C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie

.NET Framework vol 1 and 2

C++ In Plain English by Brian Overland

Ruby (RoR)

Agile Web Development with Rails: A Pragmatic Guide by Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson, Leon Breedt, Mike Clark, Thomas Fuchs, Andrea Schwarz


Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Eat That Frog!: Get More Of The Important Things Done Today by Brian Tracy


Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Gallup

Soft skills

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry Jean Greaves, Patrick M. Lencioni

Also (already mentioned) The Clean Coder by Robert C. Martin





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