The Art of UNIX Programming

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Addison-Wesley Professional, Sep 23, 2003 - Computers - 560 pages
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The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.

 

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User Review  - Brandur - Goodreads

Great insights into some of the historical roots of Unix and its successors, as well as some deep dives into the design of many classic Unix programs. My only complaints were that there was a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victor - Goodreads

Even though the book is the Art of UNIX programming, this is not a text about programming, but about the philosophy of the UNIX/LINUX OS, their history, architecture, main tools, their principles... Good to read it in case you are a user of LINUX Read full review

Contents

Design
81
Implementation
319
Community
391
Glossary of Abbreviations
479
References
483
Contributors
495
Rootless Root The Unix Koans of Master Foo
499
Colophon
510
Index
511
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

ERIC S. RAYMOND has been a Unix developer since 1982. Known as the resident anthropologist and roving ambassador of the open-source community, he wrote the movement's manifesto in The Cathedral and the Bazaar and is the editor of The New Hacker's Dictionary.

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