Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Lisp Hackers” as Want to Read:
Lisp Hackers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Lisp Hackers

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Interviews with 100x More Productive Programmers
ebook, 77 pages
Published June 21st 2013 by Leanpub

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Lisp Hackers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Lisp Hackers

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.52  · 
Rating details
 ·  56 ratings  ·  10 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Lisp Hackers
Aamil Syed
Sep 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: tech
Very drab and repetitive format. Got bored after a couple of interviews. The author could've been more engaging with the subject; every lisp hacker featured here has a special way of looking at the language and so, I feel the questions should have been modified to reflect that. Unfortunately, they are all asked the same sort of bland questions and come up with similar bland answers. Sample this -

Q. Tell us something interesting about yourself.
A. I live in Maine and enjoy hacking Common Lisp proj
...more
Meher Ranjan
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I honestly liked the interview of Peter Seibel, author of Coders at Work and Marijn Haverbake, author of Eloquent JavaScript. Ofcourse they are very good writers and hence the content of their interview was crisp, interesting and detailed with enough relevance.

The rest of the interviews were good too but limited to exposing one self to the Lisp language and what domains they are contributing to. Many subjects in the book work in Facebook, Google and on quantum computers and they did mention a fa
...more
Vojtech
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
For sure the interviews in this book are not as well done as in, say Coders at Work, but I still enjoyed it. I think there are some interesting things mentioned in a couple of the interviews, especially Peter Siebel (the author of Coders at Work, btw). If wish he really did write that book on statistics for programmers! The book is also quite short and available for free. So really no reason why you shouldn't give it a go, especially if you are interested in Lisp.
Héctor Iván Patricio Moreno
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A high-level view of how Lisp can be useful in modern times. Also a source of ideas for projects. A bit dated.
Aku
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: leanpub
This self-published book is just a series of "interviews" with largely the same questions asked in each time. In my opinion a good interview is a real dialogue, a back and forth between the interviewer and the interviewee. This didn't come close to that, and as a result it doesn't feel like a "real" book.

The interviewees were an interesting bunch, so it's worth reading, but reading it online makes much more sense.
Orest Ivasiv
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lisp, infosec, around-it
It was a pleasure to read about REAL Lisp hackers.

Book is a set of different interviews (~14) with Lisp hackers. It's very inspiring to read about passion in Lisp community.
Ye Lin Aung
Aug 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Some good tips from awesome people :)
Denis
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Довольно интересная книжка, хотя и не имеющая никакого практического применения.
Lech Jankovski
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lisp is actually alive! Makes me want to try out Lisp in various daily tasks, especially fast prototyping (mentioned by more than 2 interviewees).
Jasper
rated it liked it
Aug 08, 2015
Cristobal
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2015
Alex
rated it liked it
Jul 28, 2018
Alex Ott
rated it really liked it
Aug 03, 2013
Adolfo
rated it liked it
Aug 02, 2013
Jian Xu
rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2016
Alexander Chistyakov
rated it it was amazing
Oct 14, 2018
Tomo
rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2013
Kaung Htet Zaw
rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2013
mathiasx
rated it liked it
Aug 28, 2015
Inash
rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2013
Anthony Galea
rated it liked it
Sep 20, 2018
Patrick
rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2016
Juan Bono
rated it really liked it
Jul 09, 2015
Mukunda
rated it really liked it
May 24, 2020
Tom
rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2020
Stanislav Krupoderov
rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2017
caisah
rated it really liked it
Nov 19, 2013
Jethro Kuan
rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2017
Francisco Soto
rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2013
Kracekumar
rated it liked it
Apr 01, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work
  • Chanakya Neeti - Gujarati Translation
  • India's Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice
  • The Strange Library
  • Rework
  • Securing India The Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More
  • The Variable Man
  • The Art of Assembly Language
  • Lisp for the Web
  • Second Variety
  • Beyond the Door
  • Missing Link
  • Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon: Fourth Edition
  • Autotools: A Practioner's Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool
  • Old Rambling House
  • Beyond Lies the Wub
  • Operation Haystack
  • The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws
See similar books…

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »

News & Interviews

The must-read summer beach book is a kind of American tradition. The crash of the waves. The glare of the sun. The sand in the pages. Is t...
55 likes · 35 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »