What is your favorite programming book?

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hello, startup by Yevgeniy Brikman

Surprises me that I've never seen this book mentioned anywhere, let alone on anyone's list of "must reads". It popped up as a recommendation on Amazon after it was released in 2015, and I am so grateful that I added it to my cart that day.

The "Choosing a Tech Stack" chapter is something I think every developer should read. Highly recommend the book, even if you're not into startups.

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That's the one!

I decided to purchase it as an introduction to startups and the idea of MVP's. My first two reads of the book (I've read it 3-4 times now), I completely skipped the middle section on Technologies because I'm an experienced developer/dba/server admin and figured it would be of least value to me personally. Thankfully, I don't have the mindset of "I already know that" and did eventually go back to read the section that I had skipped twice before.

Surprisingly, it ended up being the most valuable section of the book for me! Mostly because it validated my thoughts and feelings about web development that I had expressed several times over the years, only to get shot down by others.

It's quite frankly, a book I wish I could have thumped a few bosses, team leads, and senior devs over the head with throughout my career ;)

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