"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
"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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