"Hacker Noir" is a story about software development, by Lars Wirzenius. The story isn't finished yet, but in the process of being written. Finished chapters are published here about once a month, and announced on Lars's blog.

Origin story

This is a practice story set some years before Hacker Noir happens. There may be contradictions. Retconning in the future is possible.


Change log

For exact details, look at git.

  • 2017-01-08: A number language fixes, mostly typos, based on feedback from readers. Also from the Emacs spell checker, which the author has now learnt how to use. Also fixed CSS to set a maximum width, rather than exact width.

  • 2017-01-12: Added the origin story.

  • 2017-02-01: Added chapter two (devsetup).

  • 2017-02-20: Typo fixes from many people.

  • 2017-03-01: Added chapter three (conflict).

  • 2017-03-21: Typo fixes from Pete F


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