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Hacker Library

Jul 8, 2004

Hacker Library
There are many key computer science books, many of which are known by simple handles (this process of renaming is common among geeks). A list of the most popular are as follows:

Aluminum Book
Common Lisp: The Language by Guy Steele
ISBN: 0131515071

Blue Book
PostScript(R) Language Tutorial and Cookbook by Adobe Systems Inc.
ISBN: 0201101793

Smalltalk-80: The Language and its Implementation by Adele Goldberg
ISBN: 0201113716

OpenGL(R) Reference Manual by David Schreiner
ISBN: 0201657651

Camel Book
Programming Perl by Wall, Chistiansen, and Orwant
ISBN: 0596000278

Cinderella Book
Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation by John Hofcroft and Jeffrey Ullman
ISBN: 020102988X

Devil Book
The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System by Leffler
ISBN: 0201061961

Dragon Book (Red and Green)
Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho, Ullman, and Sethi
ISBN: 0201100886

Principles of Compiler Design by Aho and Ullman
ISBN: 0201000229

Green Book
PostScript(R) Language Program Design by Adobe Systems Inc.
ISBN: 0201143968

Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice by Glen Krasner
ISBN: 0201116693

Orange Book
Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria, DOD standard 5200.28-STD, December, 1985

Pink Shirt Book
The Peter Norton Programmer's Guide to the IBM PC by Peter Norton
ISBN: 0914845462

Purple Book
UNIX System V Interface Definition
ISBN: 0201582252

Red Book
Postscript Language Reference Manual by Adobe Systems Inc.
ISBN: 0201101742

Smalltalk-80: The Interactive Programming Environment by Adele Goldberg
ISBN: 0201113724

ISO 9945-1 Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) -- Part 1: Base Definitions
"The Ugly Red Book That Won't Fit On The Shelf"

OpenGL Programming Guide by David Schreiner
ISBN: 0321173481

Silver Book
Pascal User Manual and Report by Kathleen Jensen

White Book
Adobe Type 1 Font Format
ISBN: 0201570440

Wizard Book
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Abelson and Sussman
ISBN: 0262010771

Yellow Book
The New Hacker's Dictionary by Eric Raymond
ISBN: 0262680920

Old Testament
The C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie
ISBN: 0131101633

New Testament
The C Programming Language, 2nd Edition by Kernighan and Ritchie
ISBN: 0131103709

Other Bibles
Unix Programming Environment by Kernighan and Pike
ISBN: 0139376992

The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup
ISBN: 0201700735

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Russell and Norvig
ISBN: 0137903952


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