I don’t read books as a primary method of learning, especially new things, but they are good to complement everything else and generally make me more knowledgeable.
I really enjoyed a book on Erlang I read. I had no plans on writing Erlang, so I just read to be a bit more informed about Erlang’s ideas and it’s place within our craft.
Agree, I don't usually learn by reading books for the new things (like a new language or framework).
I found it more effective to read books about more advanced and fundamental topics. I was glad to find that there are also language-specific(Ruby) books, that help with learning general software development concepts and at the same time get better at the language itself.
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