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Linux - a supercharged development environment

Mar 30, 2010, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kunal Deo)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Linux has come a long way from being just a geek’s operating system. But there is no doubt that Linux is still the best operating system for geeks and developers. The effect of Linux as a development environment has not just been limited to Linux, but has spread on all systems including embedded devices. Projects like Firefox, FileZilla, Qt and SuperTux were originally created on Linux and then made their way to different platforms.

"It’s certainly not just another operating system, but in fact a complete stack of technologies that virtually any developer will enjoy. It doesn’t matter if he or she is coming from Windows, Mac or any other OS – there is something for everyone. This feature looks behind the scenes and finds out what really makes Linux tick as a development platform…

"Application development libraries

"Application development libraries are the heart and soul of any program. Even for something as simple as a ‘Hello World’ program written in C, you’ll need the stdio (standard input/output) library, because the latter contains a function to display text onto a standard I/O device. So you see, the life of a developer would be nothing without such libraries."

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