In past years I used to put together a recommended reading list for software developers, particularly Java developers. I think I stopped doing it as often because year to year my list really didn’t change much, if at all.
As an example, 18 years ago, Effective Java by Josh Bloch I would say was required reading for all Java developers, new and experienced. It would still be at the top of my list today. It’s essential reading and solid guidance for all Java developers. If you’re a Java developer and you haven’t read this book yet, pick up a copy and read it now.