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Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide (Osborne Mcgraw Hill)) Paperback – 1 Jan 2000

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Learn the fundamentals of Linux programming by following the steps and examples in this easy-to-use guide. Linux expert Richard Petersen uses hands-on exercises to teach you how to program the BASH and TCSH shells, customize Linux using Perl, Tcl, and Gawk, and write GUI programs in Tk. You'll also learn GUI programming techniques for interfaces such as the Gnome and KDE desktop environments. If you want to get started programming the Linux OS right away, this is the perfect self-paced learning solution for you.

This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning:

Modules: Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for linear learning

Goals: Each module opens with the specific programming skills you'll have by the END of the module

Ask the Experts: Q&A sections throughout

1-Minute Drills: Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress

Annotated Syntax: Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated

Projects: Coding exercises contained in each module that build on one another, from simple to complex

Mastery Checks: END-of-module reviews that test proficiency using multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions

About the Author

Richard Petersen has an MLIS in library and information studies and teaches UNIX and C/C++ courses at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Linux: The Complete Reference (all four previous editions), Linux Programming: A Beginner s Guide, and many other titles.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good orientation 8 Jan. 2001
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This book overs the opportunity to get aquinted with the different programming languages in Linux. The different programming languages in this book are introduced so that starting programmers can get "a taste" of the different languages and there capabillity. I am not a programmer. I started getting interested in programming thanks to Linux. Because the book handels different languages the only problem is the diversity which became a little confusing trying to read it all at once. The book is easy readable, it is well written. So overall a splendid introduction. Even some languages are introduced in such a way that you can already start using the examples and try some code for yourself.
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great reference.
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