Monday, May 3, 2021

7 Interesting Tech Books For Experienced and Senior Developers to Read - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are looking for some interesting novel-style tech books to read this weekend then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best software architecture books and in this article, I am going to share the best tech books for experienced developers to not just learn technical skills but also operational and management skills in a fun and easy way. I always like to read books which are interesting first and informative later because it's very difficult to go through a book which informative but not interesting and that's why when I found an interesting tech book which is full of life lessons, I buy it and read it again and again and this book list is collection of such books. 

someone told me long ago that if we learn from our mistakes then we can only learn few things but if we learn from others' mistakes then there is no limit, and what better way to learn from someone's mistake than reading books. 

I am an avid reader throughout my life, when I was a kid, I used to read Comics and Kids stories, while I was growing up I started reading magazines and novels and when I started with Programming and Software development, I start exploring technical books. 

Even after so many years of tech and programming and a busy schedule, I make an effort to read books, particularly while traveling.

Last year also I read a few interesting tech books, which I really liked and thought to share with you guys. These are the books that are highly recommended for senior developers, project managers, tech leads, team leads, solution architects, and programmers.

I won't say that you will find every book as good I find but they are worth checking, if you connect and like, go on to read the book and learn something from it to make your life better.

This is also for many of my readers who have asked repeatedly about interesting tech books which are not about programming languages, framework, or a tool but about mindset, skills, and daily programmer life.

7 Best Tech Books for Experienced Programmers, Leads

Without wasting any more of your time, here is my list of best technical, programming, software development, delivery, and DevOps books for experienced developers. They will enhance your knowledge of software development and process and they are also very easy to read, many of them are written in a novel style so you will not only learn but also enjoy reading them. 

1. The Phonix Project

This is one of the great books which has been there for quite some time but I only find it last year, yes it happens. The last time it happened to me when I discovered Clean Code after spending few years in programming. 

This is a must-read for any senior developer and tech lead as it summarizes how automation and DevOps help and why every developer should have that mindset.

It's like a novel and very interesting to read. You won't feel bored, I actually finished the whole book on a long train journey. If you can read just one book this year, I would recommend this book. It will change your mindset and shape you into a better programmer, developer, and person.

7 Tech Books For Experienced and Senior Developers to Read - Best of Lot

2. The Unicorn Project

This is the follow-up book of The Phonix Project. The full title of the book is "The Unicorn Project - A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data". If you haven't, this is again a tech book presented as a novel which means getting through it won't be a hard effort.

The book follows up the life of one of the senior lead developers and architects from The Phonix Project. Gene Kim is a great storyteller and If you have like The Phonex Project, you will also love this book. 

It's not only interesting to read but at the same time very enlightening and provides some useful insights to improve your technology business.

best technical novel books for developers

3. Site Reliability Engineering

The Site Reliability Engineering: Google's Secret Sauce For High Availability And Happy Ops is another great book for experienced programmers, support people, operations, and tech lead in general. I've read this book recently and for me, it was a fantastic experience. 

I learned how things are really done at scale, or should I say at Google scale, and the fact that no one is perfect, but with proper organization, skills and training they can handle anything. 

The Kindle version of this book is also known as Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems is also available at just $27.99 

best book to learn about Site relability

4. Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations

This is another awesome course for senior developers and tech lead who wants to build high-performance solutions for their organization. Accelerate Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim, author of the first book in this list, the Phoneix Project.

Through four years of groundbreaking research, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance--and what drives it--using rigorous statistical methods. 

This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research. You will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. 

In short, one of the best books for technical leads and CIOs who want to build and scale a high-performance technology organization. 

Best book to learn about scalability

5. Continuous Delivery 

If you are looking to set up CI and CD in your project or just starting with DevOps then this is a must-read book for you. Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. This book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high-quality, valuable new functionality to users.

Through automation of the build, deployment, and testing process, and improved collaboration between developers, testers, and operations, delivery teams can get changes released in a matter of hours-- sometimes even minutes-no matter what the size of a project or the complexity of its codebase.

Jez Humble and David Farley author of this course start by presenting the foundations of a rapid, reliable, low-risk delivery process. 

After that, they introduce the "deployment pipeline," an automated process for managing all changes, from check-in to release. Finally, they discuss the "ecosystem" needed to support continuous delivery, from infrastructure, data, and configuration management to governance.

In short, one of the best books to learn about continuous Developers and a must-read book for senior developers, tech lead, and DevOps champions. 

best book to learn about Countinous Delivery

6. Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems

With the growth of Cloud Computing, the adoption of Microservice architecture is also growing because it goes hand-in-hand with cloud computing. Both deployment and scalability of Microservice are easier compared to Monolithic application and that's why many companies, both big and small are using Microservices. 

But developing Microservices brings its own set of challenges and problems and that's where this book helps you. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving Microservice architectures.

This is one of the best books to learn about Microservices and I highly recommend this book to senior Java developers, programmers, Tech leads, and solution architects who are responsible for making tech-related decisions. 

best book to learn Microservices

7. Team Topologies

This book is a bit different than the previous books from this list as it doesn't focus on technologies but it teaches you something more important, managing teams. 

This is a fantastic book to read if you manage a software development team. Even if you are not managing teams, you will learn a lot about improving teamwork by going through the case studies and synthetic approach presented in this book. 

It provides a lot of deep insights for organizing the development team for high performance. I highly recommend this book to every team leads and project manager to read, especially if you are managing a remote development or support team at this time. 

best book for team leads

That's all about some of the best books senior developers, tech leads and software programmers can read. There is a good chance that you might have read many of these books already, which is great. You may be able to suggest a few more books to me and my readers. If you want to just one thing at this moment, I would suggest, just go and read "The Phoneix Project".

Other Recommended books for Programmers and Software Developers
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