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5 Books Every Software Engineer Should Read

Wed 13 May 2015
By Wissam Jarjoui

Here are my fave 5, what are yours? Share them in the comments.




1. Scalability Rules

A great book to fundamentally understand key concepts in planning and execution that will help you scale your product vertically and horizontally. It’s simple, short, and sweet.

2. Introduction to Algorithms

My favorite rigorous algorithms book. This is my go-to guide when I’m solving a complex problem.

3. Linux Pocket Guide

A great practical and a solid guide to Linux: if you’re a beginner, it’s a good start, and if you know your way around in Linux, this is a great book to pull out when you have specific questions.

4. Design Patterns

My go-to book in picking the right design pattern for the right problem.

5. Release-it

About how to release scalable, highly reliable services. One of the best sections of this book is learning about the patterns and anti-patterns of scalable services.

Wissam Jarjoui, Software Developer at Shippo

Shippo is a multi-carrier API and web app that helps retailers, marketplaces and platforms connect to a global network of carriers. Businesses use Shippo to get real-time rates, print labels, automate international paperwork, track packages and facilitate returns. Shippo provides the tools to help businesses succeed through shipping.
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