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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