AMA: I'm Tomasz Łakomy. Senior Frontend Engineer. Ask me Anything!

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What according to you are the 10 books every developer must read?

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Great question!

To be fair - I don't have such a list 😅

From my experience every dev has a slightly different way of learning - I learn the best by watching videos (and experimenting/teaching afterwards), some prefer going through tutorials, reading articles and of course - reading books.

Personally I tend to read non-technical non-fiction books, growing as a person helps me grow as an engineer as well. Some of my favorites I've read in the last year or two:

  • "Sapiens"
  • "Extreme Ownership"
  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People" - this is a terrible title but I cannot recommend this book enough
  • "Radical Candor"
  • "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain"

When it comes to JavaScript recommendations, I've reached out to folks on Twitter and they responded with some excellent books: