The Developer's Reading List

Recently, the Detroit chapter hosted an interview with self-taught developer Rob Meyer about his learn to code journey and early career development.


During the discussion, Rob mentioned that he likes to read, so we asked him for some recommendations.


Rob cautioned listeners to check the published dates for technical books and articles to make sure they aren't wasting time on outdated materials and to always look for update versions when available. For this reason, most of Rob's recommended reads are about personal development rather than technical topics.


Rob's Reading List

1. You Don't Know Js by Kyle Simpson

2. Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

3. Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

4. Start by Jon Acuff

5. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport


I recently read Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose. It was a really interesting read about the human skills we need that cannot be automated. 


If you read any of these, let me know! I can be found in the Codecademy discord server.


All book links lead to my favorite indie bookshop in Detroit, Pages. When you can, support your local bookstores!