Programmer Journey-From beginner to Advanced beginner

A Listmania! list by Richard Griffiths "SoulFireMage" (Bristol UK)
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The Pragmatic Programmer
1.  The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt
The list author says:
  "Very nicely written. At time of writing, I'm not much beyond beginner programming skills wise. However, this is a good read if you have a reason to get into any development."
£25.59   Used & New from: £14.18
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Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction
2.  Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell
The list author says:
  "Currently reading this alongside Andy Hunt's. Another worthwhile read, and surprisingly readable."
£21.07   Used & New from: £8.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

C# in Depth
3.  C# in Depth by Jon Skeet
The list author says:
  "Brilliant book on C#. Tackle once you know some C#/VB and OOP. It's not a reference, it's a dig around some key areas of how C# niceties work. Think closures in lambdas behind the scenes exposed in clear english. And buy LinqPad. Just Do."
£28.54   Used & New from: £18.90
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reuseable .NET Libraries (Microsoft .Net Development)
4.  Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reuseable .NET Libraries (Microsoft .Net Development) by Krzysztof Cwalina
The list author says:
  "Concise, well written and clear. I use it to decide how to lay out code when I'm stuck on architecture."
£40.99   Used & New from: £18.80
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series)
5.  UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series) by Martin Fowler
The list author says:
  "Straight intro, great intro; Needed when I wanted to stop confusing myself with the diagrams."
£24.69   Used & New from: £10.35
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Windows® Internals (PRO-Developer)
6.  Windows® Internals (PRO-Developer) by Mark E. Russinovich
The list author says:
  "In depth read, mostly understandable-take your time if you are at my level. Standard IT guy."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Mastering Regular Expressions
7.  Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl
The list author says:
  "Gathering tools I'll need-this looked like a good idea. It is easy to understand in the first few chapters."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step (PRO- Step by Step Developer)
8.  Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step (PRO- Step by Step Developer) by Michael Halvorson
The list author says:
  "Get this if you got dumped into VB2008 express or Visual Studio with no previous. Similar level to the Easy Steps-goes further."
£21.66   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed
9.  Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed by Alessandro Del Sole
The list author says:
  "Handy resource that allows you to see what is possible in VB 2010."
£27.42   Used & New from: £8.46
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Head First Design Patterns
10.  Head First Design Patterns by Eric Freeman
The list author says:
  "I don't do or know Java; however, irrelevant. This book really digs into precisely how to use some patterns and why. Complements the other patterns book very well indeed."
£25.02   Used & New from: £10.86
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (Software Patterns)
11.  Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (Software Patterns) by Alan Shalloway
The list author says:
  "Excellent work that really does give you a solid way to examine the design of any new software system. Can't rate it highly enough."
£36.99   Used & New from: £17.92
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architecture and Projects in Crisis (Computer Science)
12.  AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architecture and Projects in Crisis (Computer Science) by William J. Brown
The list author says:
  "Perfect compliment to Design Patterns, Prefactoring and Refactoring. Essential for clever structured programmers too!"
£34.00   Used & New from: £8.99
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Prefactoring
13.  Prefactoring by Ken Pugh
The list author says:
  "Nice, straightforword, well writting and compliments the Pragmatic Programmer."
£19.50   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
14.  97 Things Every Programmer Should Know by Kevlin Henney
The list author says:
  "A collection of decent tips rather than a structured discussion. Great to dip into, learn from the experience of experts. Not an in depth book note."
£19.08   Used & New from: £8.40
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (Object Technology Series)
15.  Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (Object Technology Series) by Martin Fowler
The list author says:
  "If you use Refactor! from Devx or ReSharper, you'll know some of this book. Well laid out and worth digging into when redesigning a code base."
£33.59   Used & New from: £22.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences
16.  WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences by Pavan Podila
The list author says:
  "Worth it if only for the layering lecture on how WPF is designed!"
£32.89   Used & New from: £17.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

WPF 4 Unleashed
17.  WPF 4 Unleashed by Adam Nathan
The list author says:
  "Have this alongside the other orange WPF book. Good in colour."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Pro WPF in VB 2010: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4 (Expert's Voice in .NET)
18.  Pro WPF in VB 2010: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4 (Expert's Voice in .NET) by Matthew MacDonald
The list author says:
  "Good alternative to the Unleashed book; not in colour."
£42.06   Used & New from: £7.40

Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4
19.  Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 by Paolo Pialorsi
The list author says:
  "I needed LINQ, this works fine."
£28.76   Used & New from: £17.51
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Art of SQL
20.  The Art of SQL by Stéphane Faroult
The list author says:
  "Most books say how; this books says Why!. Important this has been for me and SQL."
£28.99   Used & New from: £4.67
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Simply SQL
21.  Simply SQL by Rudy Limeback
The list author says:
  "Complements the Art of book, does what it says on the tin, does it well."
£23.05   Used & New from: £5.65
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
22.  Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) by Joe Celko
The list author says:
  "I like his tone; I've started this but recently, so far, decent explanations abound. Hope I'm smart enough!."
£30.90   Used & New from: £21.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns
23.  Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns by Frank Buschmann
The list author says:
  "A wider, deeper perspective on patterns; I hadn't known there were architectural and higher levels of patterns. Obvious now; after this book!"
£24.04   Used & New from: £12.85
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Real-World Functional Programming: With Examples in F# and C#
24.  Real-World Functional Programming: With Examples in F# and C# by Tomas Petricek
The list author says:
  "Very nice BUT know some F# and/or ensure you understand lambdas. Intermediate programmers only. Well written, you just need to have some background to work with it."
£25.59   Used & New from: £16.49
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Programming F# 3.0
25.  Programming F# 3.0 by Chris Smith
The list author says:
  "Clearest write up of using F#3 I've read BUT also grab Don Syme's book too."
£28.64   Used & New from: £15.03

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