Beginning Linux Programming by Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

By Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

When you've got a few programming adventure and are able to enterprise into Linux programming, this up-to-date variation of the bestselling entry-level ebook takes you there. The authors consultant you step-by-step, utilizing building of a CD database software to provide you hands-on event as you move from the fundamental to the complicated. you are going to commence with basic ideas like writing Unix courses in C. you will research easy method calls, dossier I/O, interprocess conversation, and shell programming. you are going to turn into expert with the toolkits and libraries for operating with consumer interfaces.The ebook begins from the fundamentals, explaining the right way to bring together and run your first application. New to this variation are chapters on MySQLÂR entry and management; programming GNOME and KDE; and Linux criteria for moveable purposes. insurance of kernel programming, gadget drivers, CVS, grep, and GUI improvement environments has improved. This ebook can provide sensible wisdom for genuine wor ld software.

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Click on the link for the mailing list that you want to join. 3. Follow the instructions to subscribe and fill in your e-mail address and password. 4. Reply to the confirmation e-mail that you receive. 5. Use the subscription manager to join more lists and set your e-mail preferences. xxxix 1 Getting Star ted In this chapter, we discover what Linux is and how it relates to its inspiration, UNIX. We’ll take a guided tour of the facilities provided by a Linux development system, and we’ll write and run the first program.

Well, the shell leads a double life. Although it has superficial similarities to the Windows command prompt, it’s much more powerful, capable of running reasonably complex programs in its own right. You can not only execute commands and call Linux utilities; you can also write them. The shell uses an interpreted language, which generally makes debugging easier because you can execute single lines, and there’s no recompile time. However, this can make the shell unsuitable for time-critical or processorintensive tasks.

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