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LinuxPR: "Professional Linux Programming" New from Wrox Press

Sep 29, 2000, 16:39 (8 Talkback[s])

"Neil Matthew and Richard Stones return with their second Linux title at a time when the potential of Linux is becoming clear to more and more people. Increasing its presence throughout the world as a target platform for professional application developers, its growth as a powerful, flexible operating system offering many free development tools assures its place in the future. "Linux is coming of Age", says Matthew, "It's not just a hobby any more, but is ready for prime time. Commercial deployment of Linux systems is growing very rapidly in industry areas ranging from aerospace to retail and we expect that the demand for Linux software developers will soon form a significant fraction of the UNIX skills marketplace."

"Completely up to date and comprehensive, this book will allow existing Linux Programmers and aspiring developers alike to take advantage of the opportunities available in the open source field. A familiarity with a simple Linux system, a good working knowledge of programming in C, and a basic understanding of object-oriented programming with C++ for the Qt/KDE chapters are all you need"

"You'll be taken through the development of a sample 'DVD Store' application, with 'theme' chapters addressing different aspects of its implementation. Meanwhile, individual 'take-a-break' chapters cover important topics that go beyond the bounds of the central theme. Focusing on the practical aspects of programming, this book will show you how crucial it is to choose the right tool for the job, to use them as they should be used and get things right first time."

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