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TheLinuxGurus.org: Linux Programming By Example [Book Review]

Jan 31, 2000, 05:52 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to David Culp for this link. ]

"The book is NOT an introduction to C programming. You must know C in order to understand the book. This book is also quite a bit thinner than Beginning Linux Programming. It ONLY covers C programming under Linux. No discussion of Shell programming or X programming is presented in this book. If you are not interested in X programming, shell programming, perl, or web programming then this book may fill your needs."

"One interesting topic that is not covered in Beginning Linux Programming but is in this book is Sound Programming. I found it interesting. Few books cover the topic of Sound Programming other than Linux Multimedia Guide from O'Reilly. Sound programming is only briefly covered, but it is enough to actually program your Linux box to play sounds from the soundcard, not the speaker!"

"Another topic not covered in Beginning Linux Programming but is in this book is the subject of programming Daemons. A daemon is a background process that runs without a controlling tty and is non-interactive. They generally provide some sort of service. A web server and ftp server generally runs as a daemon, in the background waiting for something to connect and ask it for service."

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