As Linux continues to grow in popularity, there has never beenmore of a need to understand how to develop for this platform.Rather than focusing on a particular language or developmenttechnique, Professional Linux Programming looks at the differentdevelopment environments within Linux—the kernel, thedesktop, and the web—and then demonstrates best practices,tools, and techniques for integrating applications with the OS as awhole. This book is essential for understanding the nuances thatdifferentiate programming for Linux from programming for any otherplatform. After beginning with simple shell scripts, the readerquickly moves on to the more advanced topics like software driversand the graphical interface.
The wide variety of tools that you can use to build applicationsoftware, utilities, and even the Linux kernel itself are covered.You'll also explore the unique components of a Linux system anddelve into the inner workings of the system. And you'll find outhow to use Linux with the web by writing software for the LAMP(Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python) stack. You'll then be able toapply this information to streamline software development whileincorporating cutting-edge features and functionality.
What you will learn from this book
How to use tools such as compilers, debuggers, and SoftwareConfiguration Management
Ways to interact with Linux systems through network interfaces,graphical user environments, and LAMP stacks
Techniques for building software for different compatibleplatforms
Tips for utilizing the GNU automated build for fasterdevelopment
Steps for using emulation and virtualization technologies forkernel development and application testing
How to write your own GNOME software and powerful webapplications
Who this book is for
This book is for professional programmers who want to understandthe internals of a typical Linux system. It is also for those whowant to solve a particular problem while creating or modifyingapplications using Linux.