New to Programming? Check out these Outstanding Open Source Programming Books

Computer programming offers a fascinating career path. It’s full of challenges, a great way of collaborating, teaches you how to think, and most importantly offers a way to improve your life. Become more productive, efficient, and effective in life by learning the discipline of coding.

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This is a compilation of useful free programming books. And free is in the sense of respecting freedom and community, as all of the books are released under an open source license. You are therefore free to copy, distribute, study, and display these books to your heart’s content.