I've been a programmer for over 20 years now, and I've read a lot of programming related books in order to improve my skills and keep up with technology.
I've always wanted to write an article about my favorites.
I finally did
, and the response was overwhelming. As with all "Top x lists", many people disagreed with my choices.
I also discovered a lot of books I had overlooked and now plan to read sometime in the future.
All of this led me to thinking about a way to allow everyone to pick their top 5 programming books they think every programmer should read, and aggregate the results and make some
sort of master list of the best books. That's how this site came to be.
The goal of this site is to make it easy to find the best programming-related books, which in turn will make you a better programmer.