Ask HN: What is the proper way get into back end development?

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    Ah sorry about that. I think my comment came off as a bit rude after reading it back to myself. Backend development means so much nowadays I think it would be hard for someone to publish a general book on it. But maybe someone else has found something that I'm unaware of. I think you'll have the best luck collecting some general resources about different subjects. Here's some resources that I recommend flipping through.

    - Any up to date book on the programming language of your choice

    - Any up to date online course of the programming language of your choice

    - https://hpbn.co/ (networking)

    - Build APIs You Won't Hate (api design)

    - https://github.com/donnemartin/system-design-primer (system design)

    - API Design Patterns by Geewax (somewhat opinionated, but overall good resource for api design)

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