Top papers and documents on Hacker News in the last month. Updated weekly.

7. A Plea for Lean Software

blog.frantovo.cz • 146 points1 citation

11. Lambda Calculus Examples

ics.uci.edu • 144 points

12. Mental Poker

people.csail.mit.edu • 143 points

17. Laws of Showrunning

okbjgm.weebly.com • 107 points

19. Design Engineering Handbook

marketing.invisionapp-cdn.com • 85 points

24. Reward Is Unnecessary

tilde.town • 61 points1 citation

26. For the Love of Troff

schemamania.org • 63 points

29. This World of Ours

usenix.org • 58 points

31. The Benchmark Lottery

arxiv.org • 57 points

37. Rainbow Color Map Still Considered Harmful

raw.githubusercontent.com • 48 points

38. Identifying Valuable Pointers in Heap Data

mickens.seas.harvard.edu • 46 points

40. A Brief History of the Internet

groups.csail.mit.edu • 39 points

44. Crash-Only Software

usenix.org • 35 points

55. Design Beyond Human Abilities

dreamsongs.com • 23 points

57. Show HN: From zero to 100 deploys a day

f.hubspotusercontent00.net • 20 points

71. How to Squeeze a Lexicon

sun.aei.polsl.pl • 7 points

80. Sun Microsystems business plan

khoslaventures.com • 5 points

81. Bitcoin, Currencies, and Bubbles

fooledbyrandomness.com • 5 points