Good books for deep hacks


84 bookmarks. First posted by finfet april 2017.


Good books for deep hacks - Added January 05, 2018 at 11:33AM
autodidact  books 
9 days ago by xenocid
For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on these topics will be like strong individual threads I can weave into epic hacks. This list is basically a curriculum for decades of learning about the wonders of computers.
buch  lesen  tech 
march 2018 by grenzreiter
"What’s exciting about many of these books is how they draw on the good ideas from history. Many of them cover technologies created in the 1990s and earlier, things that we’d do well to understand, even while surpassing them."
book  computer-science 
january 2018 by hanyu
For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on these topics will be like strong individual threads I can weave into epic hacks. This list is basically a curriculum for decades of learning about the wonders of computers.

What’s exciting about many of these books is how they draw on the good ideas from history. Many of them cover technologies created in the 1990s and earlier, things that we’d do well to understand, even while surpassing them. Much old software has had time to mature, and has been adjusted to be very effective. If there’s a printed book that is old but still accurate this indicates the software it describes is well constructed.

I’ve also chosen books that cover alternative ways to do things. For instance learning about document layout engines to compare them with the current DOM/CSS monoculture, or about how various distributed version control systems compare with Git.

The books here are emphatically not about “cracking” coding interviews, or any other demonstrative brainteasing. It’s all about intrinsically interesting things. I’ve also omitted the usual suspects like SICP, TAOCP or CLRS – my choice of books are higher-level. They are guides for jumping into fun deep hacks.
programming  book 
january 2018 by Baardbaard
"For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on these topics will be like strong individual threads I can weave into epic hacks. This list is basically a curriculum for decades of learning about the wonders of computers."
cs  books  programming 
january 2018 by gavin
This list is basically a curriculum for decades of learning about the wonders of computers.
CS  Book  list 
january 2018 by pcook
For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on these topics will be like strong individual threads I can weave into epic hacks.
IFTTT  Pocket 
january 2018 by deepblue
The books here are emphatically not about “cracking” coding interviews, or any other demonstrative brainteasing. It’s all about intrinsically interesting things. They are guides for jumping into fun deep hacks.
long-read  read-later  reference 
december 2017 by timcondit
Good books for deep hacks
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december 2017 by gpessia
Good books for deep hacks ()
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december 2017 by KevM
Sure, Haskell is great and its abstraction is rewarding but you can’t beat the C language for intrinsic simplicity. The attendant tasks of manual memory management and concurrency may be complex, but there is certainly no hand-waving.
algorithms  books  development  programming  c  haskell 
december 2017 by danielpi
For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on…
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december 2017 by kabads
What’s exciting about many of these books is how they draw on the good ideas from history. Many of them cover technologies created in the 1990s and earlier, things that we’d do well to understand, even while surpassing them. Much old software has had time to mature, and has been adjusted to be very effective. If there’s a printed book that is old but still accurate this indicates the software it describes is well constructed.
books  programming  concepts 
december 2017 by shrayasr
Good books for deep hacks (cmts )
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december 2017 by rukku
For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on these topics will be like strong individual threads I can weave into epic hacks.
Archive 
october 2017 by plouf
If you want to take a deep dive into a few technical topics, here's a reading list via
from twitter
april 2017 by suzanbond
- Haskell
- Profiling
- Relational Data Management
- Networking
- Wireless Networking
- Delay-Tolerant Networking
- Email
- UUCP and Usenet
- Distributed Version Control
- Chat / Instant Messaging
- HTTP Reverse Proxy and Caching
- Cryptography
- Privacy
- Dates and Times
- Unicode and Fonts
- Parsing
- Garbage Collection
- Unix
- Document Layout
- Application Layout
- Serial Communication
- Graphics
- Text Editing
- Number Representation
programming  development 
april 2017 by FTS
Go deep, learn from history, and keep at it
code 
april 2017 by jellis
For the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of books for a deep dive into interesting technical topics. My theory is that working on projects based on these topics will be like strong individual threads I can weave into epic hacks. This list is basically a curriculum for decades of learning about the wonders of computers.
algorithms  programming  books 
april 2017 by ssorc