Top 1–100 books mentioned in comments on Hacker News


Part 1 of 9

Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham’s investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator.

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1. JavaScript: The Good Parts


2. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software


3. Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent


4. Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)


5. Programming Collective Intelligence


6. The Design of Everyday Things


7. Thinking, Fast and Slow


8. The Algorithm Design Manual


9. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition


10. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It


11. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship


12. The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles


13. Working Effectively with Legacy Code


14. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction


15. Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions


16. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined


17. Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications


18. The C Programming Language


19. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days


20. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy


21. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)


22. The Little Schemer — 4th Edition


23. Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup


24. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition


25. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture


26. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy


27. Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed


28. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies


29. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code


30. Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty


31. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love


32. Purely Functional Data Structures


33. Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets


34. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)


35. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It


36. The Non-Designer’s Design Book (3rd Edition)


37. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain


38. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


39. Surely You’re Joking, Mr


40. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger


41. Introduction to the Theory of Computation


42. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide


43. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


44. Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas


45. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses


46. Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition


47. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography


48. C Interfaces and Implementations: Techniques for Creating Reusable Software


49. Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (Developer Best Practices)


50. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


51. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist


52. The Soul of A New Machine


53. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software


54. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions


55. How to Lie with Statistics


56. The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition


57. How to Win Friends & Influence People


58. Programming Pearls (2nd Edition)


59. Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier


60. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator


61. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution — 25th Anniversary Edition


62. 21st Century C


63. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer


64. Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming (MIT Press)


65. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)


66. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking


67. Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design


68. Algebra


69. On Intelligence


70. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)


71. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains


72. Lisp in Small Pieces


73. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us


74. Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming


75. Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War


76. Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace


77. Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)


78. The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)


79. The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C


80. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen


81. How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets


82. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health


83. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength


84. Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy


85. Algorithm Design


86. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces


87. Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning (3 Volumes in One)


88. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles


89. What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry


90. Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent


91. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)


92. Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager


93. Hacker’s Delight


94. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine


95. Probability Theory: The Logic of Science


96. How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library)


97. Calculus, 4th edition


98. Gödel’s Proof


99. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers


100. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism



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