I just bought "Code Complete", "Design Patterns", and "The Pragmatic Programmer". Any advice on reading them?

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    If you struggle to turn the pages lick your finger.
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    Open the book and stare at letters until they start to form meaningful word patterns for you, then you can proceed to the next page. 🙃
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    @Santaclauze @irene Such advice. Much thanks.
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    do it fast, otherwise the knowledge will be outdated soon 😉
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    It is important that you heed the foreword in "Design Patterns"
    Those are demos, showing the principles, that come from a very specific application.
    Do not copy 1:1, and only use what you really need.
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    @2erXre5 That's the best part: the knowledge/advice in these books is decades old, and is not the kind to be outdated quickly like a JS framework.
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    @faheel I know, read my comment above with a bit sarcasm 🙂
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    @faheel because those advices are about core design rather than particular implementation.
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    @irene Exactly.

    Another great book every dev should read:
    "Regular Expressions"
    Highly useful for (not only) Bash, C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby devs. Plus awk/emacs/nano/sed/vim users of course.

    (and all the other languages and tools which at least support RegEx indirectly.)
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    Start at the front, end at the back.
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    @Yamakuzure could you please tell me the book's author?
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    @TobyAsE front also does include the foreplay I guess
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    dont *actually* apply the design patterns. just remember them
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    Jeffrey E.F. Friedl
    Mastering Regular Expressions
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