📚 RPA Book Recommendations

Learning UiPath can be a an uphill task. As much as I think video tutorials are awesome, as much do I find books valuable. In average I consume one book per week (fiction and non-fiction). The books below are the best, when it comes to learning RPA. I have personally read all of them (and many more). Please note that I will get affiliate on the books, but I would recommend them anyways. Happy reading 🙂

UiPath Books

UiPath is the leading RPA vendor benefiting from their free-to-use RPA software and the biggest, and also free, learning path and community. Learning UiPath however can be an uphill task, as you will face many new features, properties, functions, and code. These books will give you a shortcut as a UiPath RPA developer.

Learning Visual Basic .NET
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The coding language used in UiPath is Visual Basic .NET, which is very similar to C#. This book makes it very easy to understand Visual Basic .NET with its to-the-point descriptions and easy-to-understand examples.

You will learn all about Object-oriented programming, Strings, Integers, DataTables, IEnumerable, and much more. A must-read as a UiPath RPA Developer. Get it on Amazon.

SQL in 10 Minutes a Day
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As an RPA Developer you need to have a basic understanding of SQL queries, as you will often work with databases. Relax, you only need a basic understanding. This book is, hands down, the best in doing so to beginners (I have read 6 SQL books).

This book is what you need to know. Without wasting time on conversational writing and redundancy. I highly recommend that you order the book. Get it on Amazon.

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
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Even though RPA development is low-code you still need a basic understanding of software development. That is the best practices on how you structure your work to maximize the overall value of your automated workflows.

Robert C. Martin, or Uncle Bob, as you might know, him has a golden rule, in which you should not only develop to take it easy for your colleagues, but also for your own future you. Get it on Amazon.

The Robotic Process Automation Handbook
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This is a non-technical handbook regarding RPA enterprise implementation. It is very UiPath heavy, hence my recommendation in this category.

The book covers all bases of RPA and gives broad insight in the area, when you are about to consider RPA technologies. It is packed with best practices, use cases, pitfalls to avoid and prepare for. The topics is also often present in job interview tests, so are you about to prefare for a such, buy this book. Get it on Amazon.

Robotic Process Automation Projects: Build Real-world RPA solutions using UiPath and Automation Anywhere
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You can find all sorts of UiPath learning channels, but this UiPath bible will teach you all the best practices in RPA implementation.

The authors are no other than the former head of RPA consultancy at Fujitsu, Nandan Mullakara, and Assistant Vice President at EXL Service, Arun Asokan, which will guarantee, that you are in the best hands. Get it on Amazon.

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