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EarthWeb: Book Review: Practical Linux for the Enterprise

Jan 07, 2001, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Too many books try to teach application building in a sterile, academic way. Code is frequently presented in the form of snippets, instead of complete, ready-to-compile entities. Enterprise Linux at Work: How to Build 10 Distributed Applications for Your Organization , on the other hand, approaches application building in a refreshing and productive manner. Author Stephen Asbury arranged the book as a series of 10 projects. Each project comes with a code base, which makes them a kind of hands-on approach to learning."

"Asbury is an accomplished technologist and author. Formerly the CTO of Paradigm Research Inc., a training company in Silicon Valley, he is now a senior manager at TIBCO Software Inc., a worldwide software developer with an emphasis on real-time e-business infrastructure software."

"The selection of projects in Enterprise Linux at Work is excellent. Beginning with such an ubiquitous endeavor as an online catalog and ending with something as esoteric as parallel programming, Asbury touches on techniques including distributed programming with CORBA, tapping into the powers of LDAP, developing a messaging system, and performance monitoring."

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