developerWorks: Tips from Veteran Linux Programmer Spence Murray
Oct 30, 2003, 09:00 (23 Talkback[s])
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"Spence Murray, a founding partner of Codemonks Consulting, has
been a UNIX/Linux developer since his early experiences writing
code on SunOS back in the mid 1980's. Since then, he has spent time
at IBM working on AIX, SGI on Irix, and lots of time writing
cross-platform UNIX code for HP/UX, Irix, Solaris/SunOS, SCO UNIX,
BSD variants, MacOS X, and of course, Linux. The work has ranged
from graphics/video device drivers to UI code. A bunch of Murray's
cross-platform code was X Window System Xserver code, as well as
core browser code as part of Netscape Navigator.
"Murray's most oft-used Linux tools are vi, bash, and Emacs.
'Whether I'm writing C, C++, Java, shell scripts, or HTML, the vast
majority of my time involves bouncing between these tools,' he