Beginning Linux Programming, Third Edition by Neil Matthew

By Neil Matthew

What's this ebook approximately? when you've got a few programming event and are able to enterprise into Linux programming, this up to date version of the bestselling entry-level booklet takes you there. The authors advisor you step-by-step, utilizing building of a CD database software to provide you hands-on event as you move from the elemental to the advanced. You’ll begin with basic suggestions like writing Unix courses in C. You’ll study simple process calls, dossier I/O, interprocess conversation, and shell programming. You’ll turn into expert with the toolkits and libraries for operating with person interfaces. The booklet starts off from the fundamentals, explaining the way to collect and run your first software. New to this version are chapters on MySQL® entry and management; programming GNOME and KDE; and Linux criteria for moveable purposes. assurance of kernel programming, machine drivers, CVS, grep, and GUI improvement environments has multiplied. This booklet can provide useful wisdom for actual wor ld program. What does this e-book disguise? during this e-book, you are going to the way to enhance courses to entry records and the Linux setting Use the GNU compiler, debugger and different improvement instruments software facts garage aapplications for MySQL and DBM database platforms Write courses that make the most of indications, tactics and threads construct graphical person interfaces utilizing either the GTK (for GNOME) and Qt (for KDE) libraries Write gadget drivers that may be loaded into the Linux kernel entry the community utilizing TCP/IP sockets Write scripts that use grep, common expressions and different Linux amenities who's this e-book for? This ebook is for programmers with a few C or C++ event, who are looking to benefit from the Linux improvement setting. you'll have adequate Linux familiarity to have put in and configured clients on Linux.

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Linux is available for many different systems. Its adaptability is such that enterprising souls have persuaded it to run in one form or another on just about anything with a processor in it! Examples include systems based on the Alpha, SPARC, ARM, PowerPC, and 68000 CPUs as well as the Intel x86/Pentiumclass processors (and compatibles) found in today’s PCs. To develop this book we primarily used x86-based systems, but very little of what we cover is Intel-specific. ), to run Linux successfully and follow the examples in this book, we recommend that you pick one of the more popular Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Debian, or SuSE, and check the hardware recommendations they give.

Com and choose the appropriate category from the left menu bar. 2. 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.

So for simple prototyping you can find out if your idea works. The shell is also ideal for any small utilities that perform some relatively simple task where efficiency is less important than easy configuration, maintenance, and portability. You can use the shell to organize process control, so that commands run in a predetermined sequence dependent on the successful completion of each stage. A Bit of Philosophy Here we come to a bit of UNIX—and of course Linux—philosophy. UNIX is built on and depends on a high level of code reuse.

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