As a programmer, I usually learn new skills by reading books. It seems like stackoverflow consider book recommendations questions as not constructive. Where can I look for book recommendations, mainly programming related books?
A few ways:
- Look at your local or an online bookseller. Check out a Barnes & Noble or just your local library. If not, Amazon and Google are great tools for finding recommendation in reviews and such.
- Ask or look on forums. Most forums about programming already have tons of threads containing book recommendations.
- IRC! IRC is still alive and well. A lot of gurus hang out on their favorite languages respective IRC channels, and (if you know how to ask) they're almost always willing to help.
When I want to know if a book is good for me, I go on amazon.com and search for the book. Then, I read the review at the bottom. I often get all the informations I need about the book. Also, some review point me to other book that may suit my needs better. I start from this point and often end up having 10 to 15 tabs opens in Chrome with a lot of book to choose from.