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Top 50 Software Engineering Books To Read in 2021

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Software Engineering is the branch of computer science that deals with the building of software system that are too large and so complex that they are built by a team of engineers.

The exponential rise of the Internet led to very rapid growth in the demand for international information display systems on the World Wide Web. Programmers were required to handle illustrations, maps, photographs, and other images, plus simple animation, at a rate never before seen, with few well-known methods to optimize image display/storage.

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With the expanding demand for software in many smaller organizations, the need for inexpensive software solutions led to the growth of simpler, faster methodologies that developed running software, from requirements to deployment, quicker and easier.

Below is the list of Top 50 Software Engineering Books which you can start to read right now:

1. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C. Martin Series)

  • Published Date – 25 September 2017
  • Author – Robert C. Martin
  • Language –‎ English
  • Pages – 464

2. The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery

  • Published Date – 25 November 2019
  • Author(s) – David Thomas and Andrew Hunt
  • Language –‎ English
  • Pages – 352

3. Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering

  • Published Date – 8 August 1995
  • Author – Frederick Brooks Jr.
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 336

4. Code Complete 2e (Developer Best Practices)

  • Published Date – 9 June 2004
  • Author – Steve Mcconnell
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 960

5. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))

  • Published Date – 4 January 2019
  • Author – Martin Fowler
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 448

6. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

  • Published Date – 31 October 1994
  • Author(s) – Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson & John Vlissides
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 416

7. Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Robert C. Martin Series)

  • Published Date – 7 October 2004
  • Author – Michael Feathers
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 464

8. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach

  • Published Date – 1 April 2009
  • Author – Roger Pressman
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 928

9. Clean Coder, The: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C. Martin Series)

  • Published Date – 13 May 2011
  • Author – Martin
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 256

10. Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series)

  • Published Date – 13 September 2017
  • Author – Robert Martin
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 432

11. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

  • Published Date – 1 July 2015
  • Author – Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 708

12. Software Engineering at Google: Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time

  • Published Date – 13 March 2020
  • Author(s) – Titus Winters, Hyrum Wright & Tom Manshrek
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 500

13. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Dv- Undefined)

  • Published Date – 11 October 2000
  • Author – Charles Petzold
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 400

14. Software Engineering

  • Published Date – 24 May 2017
  • Author – Ian Sommerville
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 808

15. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

  • Published Date – 1 February 1999
  • Author(s) – Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 245

16. Art of Computer Programming, The: Volume 1

  • Published Date – 14 August 1997
  • Author – Donald Knuth
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 672

17. Head First Design Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software

  • Published Date – 15 December 2020
  • Author(s) – Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 672

18. Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach

  • Published Date – 7 February 2020
  • Author(s) – Mark Richards & Neal Ford
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 400

19. Introduction to Algorithms

  • Published Date – 2 February 2010
  • Author(s) – Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 1312

20. The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery

  • Published Date – 25 November 2019
  • Author(s) – David Thomas & Andrew Hunt
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 352

21. Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, and Practices

  • Published Date – 20 November 2002
  • Author – Robert Martin
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 552

22. Fundamentals of Software Engineering

  • Published Date – 1 January 2014
  • Author – Mall B
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 544

23. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture

  • Published Date – 15 November 2002
  • Author – Martin Fowler
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 560

24. Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

  • Published Date – 26 August 2016
  • Author – Michael Lopp
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 331

25. Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge

  • Published Date – 17 January 2014
  • Author(s) – Pierre Bourque, Richard E Fairley & Ieee Computer Society
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 348

26. Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

  • Published Date – 4 September 2003
  • Author – Eric Evans
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 506

27. Building Microservices

  • Published Date – 1 January 2015
  • Author – Sam Newman
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 304

28. Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

  • Published Date – 8 April 2016
  • Author(s) – Betsy Beyer, Jennifer Petoff, Chris Jones & Niall Richard Murphy
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 552

29. Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems

  • Published Date – 1 January 2017
  • Author – Martin Kleppmann
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 616

30. Beginning Software Engineering

  • Published Date – 24 April 2015
  • Author – Rod Stephens
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 480

31. Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

  • Published Date – 4 September 2003
  • Author – Eric Evans
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 560

32. Practice of Programming, The

  • Published Date – 23 February 1999
  • Author(s) – Brian Kernighan & Rob Pike
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 288

33. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

  • Published Date – 25 July 1996
  • Author(s) – Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman & Julie Sussman
  • Language ‏ – ‎ English
  • Pages – 574

34. Test Driven Development: By Example

  • Published Date – 20 November 2002
  • Author – Kent Beck
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 240

35. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications

  • Published Date – 9 May 2007
  • Author(s) – John Fuller, Grady Booch, Robert Maksimchuk, Michael Engle, Bobbi Young Ph.D., Jim Conallen & Kelli Houston
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 720

36. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

  • Published Date – 1 December 2014
  • Author – Jeff Patton
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 342

37. The Essentials of Modern Software Engineering: Free the Practices from the Method Prisons!

  • Published Date – 30 July 2019
  • Author(s) – Ivar Jacobson, Harold Bud Lawson, Pan-Wei Ng, Paul E. McMahon & Michael Goedicke
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 399

38. Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (XP Series)

  • Published Date – 25 November 2004
  • Author(s) – Kent Beck & Cynthia Andres
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 224

39. Software Architecture in Practice, 3rd Edition

  • Published Date – 1 January 2013
  • Author – Bass L
  • Language ‏- English

40. The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

  • Published Date – 1 January 2017
  • Author – Camille Fournier
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 244

41. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

  • Published Date – 10 January 2013
  • Author(s) – Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford
  • Language ‏-‎ English
  • Pages – 343

42. Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach

  • Published Date – 9 January 2002
  • Author(s) – Cem Kaner, James Bach & Bret Pettichord
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 320

43. Software Estimation

  • Published Date – 18 October 2011
  • Author – Steve Mcconnell
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 340

44. Capability Maturity Model, The: Guidelines for Improving the Software Process

  • Published Date – 19 June 1995
  • Author – Carnegie Mellon
  • Language – English
  • Pages – 464

45. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right

  • Published Date – 6 August 2012
  • Author(s) – Suzanne Robertson & James Robertson
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 576

46. Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed

  • Published Date – 21 August 2003
  • Author(s) – Barry Boehm & Richard Turner
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 304

47. Software Inspection

  • Published Date – 28 October 1993
  • Author(s) – Tom Gilb & Dorothy Graham
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 496

48. Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building and Deploying Messaging Solutions

  • Published Date – 10 October 2003
  • Author(s) – Gregor Hohpe & Bobby Woolf
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 736

49. Release It! Design and Deploy Production–Ready Software

  • Published Date – 2 February 2018
  • Author – Michael T Nygard
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 376

50. Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

  • Published Date – 10 July 2007
  • Author(s) – Andy Oram & Greg Wilson
  • Language ‏- English
  • Pages – 456

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