Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login
What happened to programming-books.com?
3 points by SkyMarshal 2694 days ago | hide | past | web | 5 comments | favorite
A couple years ago I found a great site called something like 'programming-books.com' (but not exactly that).

It let users submit links to their favorite books for various programming languages, and write a short blurb about why they're so good. You could include their Amazon page and the website would grab a cover picture.

I've since lost that bookmark and am trying to find it again, anyone know what site I'm talking about? Is it still around?

Did you mean: programmingbooks.org ?

If yes, you can see the old pages here, which are definitely useful:


I especially liked the section "Books Every Programmer Should Read." Don't know why the site is inactive, but thankfully archive.org has most of the site.

Yes that's it, thanks! I think I'll try to contact Shane and find out what happened to it.

Cool, please post a follow-up if you find out why the site is down, thanks.

Got in touch with Shane, his response:

"server hard drive crashed and I lost all the data :(. I was stupid and did not have backups. I plan on bringing it back sometime this year."

So good news. I wonder if archive.org will give him a copy of it, since they still have the entire site backed up.

Thanks for the follow-up! Oh well, at least those programming and CS books the site had collected tend towards being classics, and have some staying power. So the archive.org pages are still very useful.

Applications are open for YC Winter 2018

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact