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Developers are increasingly being asked to create software for Linux platforms. Many developers are accustomed to creating software for Microsoft or other platforms, but don't have experience with Linux environments or tools. While several books cover Linux software development, Linux for Developers is specifically designed to help these developers move to Linux.
Leading IT trainer/author William (Bo) Rothwell first provides a clear and up-to-date introduction to the complex world of open source software, including its licensing arrangements and their associated tradeoffs. Next, Rothwell introduces essential skills for both Linux command line and GUI environments, emphasizing tools that developers need to create code in Linux, including text editors.
Building on this knowledge, he introduces the primary languages used by Linux developers, from scripting tools such as Bash, Python and Perl to traditional full-fledged programming languages such as Java, C++, and C. Finally, Rothwell presents a full section on the powerful Git version control system, teaching skills that developers can use both in Linux and in many other environments.
This guide's modular coverage enables you to quickly access the information you need to meet current challenges. Appendices present one-page cheatsheets for each language, and for the Linux commands developers need most often.
Part I: Open Source Software
1. Open Source Software
Part II: Linux Essentials
2. Introduction to Linux
3. The Filesystem
4. Essential Commands
5. Text Editors
6. System Administration
Part III: Linux Programming Languages
7. Linux Programming Languages
8. BASH Shell Scripting
9. Perl Scripting
10. Python Scripting
11. C, C++ and Java System Libraries
Part IV: Using GIT
12. GIT Essentials
13. Manage Files with GIT
14. Manage Differences in Files
15. Advanced GIT Features