Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 4th Oct 2005 23:18 UTC
General Unix Addison-Wesley sent us in the hardcover second edition of the popular book title "Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment" and we had a quick look at this classic.
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APUE, UNPv1 & TCPv1
by Jonny on Tue 4th Oct 2005 23:51 UTC
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2005-07-06

I have Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 1st Edition and read it cover to cover. Same with TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1. I'm still working on Unix Network Programming, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. All are first-class books. With the new editions of APUE and UNPv1, I'm torn between getting the new editions or staying with what I have. I think I'll stick with pure W. Richard Stevens and spend my money on TCPv2.

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sorry--
by morganth on Wed 5th Oct 2005 00:53 UTC
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2005-07-13

sorry, that was meant to be:

"Do the differences between the 1st and 2nd editions MERIT an upgrade purchase?"

That always happens to me ;)

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Erm!
by Adam A on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:03 UTC
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2005-07-07

Why is communication with a network printer a real world project anymore?

How about writing a basic p2p client?

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just an ad
by doug on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:21 UTC
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2005-07-07

How much money does osnews gets by buying the book via that link?
The actual review content of this story is pretty thin.

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RE: just an ad
by Anonymous on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:27 UTC in reply to "just an ad"
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Duh.
How do you think the business models on these sites work?
The sky is blue, as well.

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Re: The sky is blue, as well.
by Lazarus on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE: just an ad"
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2005-08-10

Is not! It's black!

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RE: just an ad
by Eugenia on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:28 UTC in reply to "just an ad"
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2005-06-28

First of all, the book deserves its reputation as one of the best tech books in the trade.

And to answer your question about the link, it's about 1% per copy *sold*, I think. And it's not myself who gets that (very little) money btw, none of the osnews editors are getting paid. So, I hardly find this to be an 'ad' on my part. I have nothing to gain other than making a worthy book more known to the tech community. And I don't happen to be married to Mr Stevens either. ;)

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RE[2]: just an ad
by skx2 on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:41 UTC in reply to "RE: just an ad"
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2005-07-06

Getting married to him would be difficult as he is sadly no longer with us.

A great coder, and a great writer. I own a copy of the book and it is definitely worth the cover price.

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RE[2]: just an ad
by Anonymous on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:43 UTC in reply to "RE: just an ad"
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Well, Mr. Stevens is dead. His coauthor took over duties for this revision, from what I've heard, and did quite a good job. But I have the first edition and Rochkind's revised book and have other uses for $70 at the moment.

Paul G

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RE[3]: just an ad
by Eugenia on Wed 5th Oct 2005 01:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: just an ad"
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2005-06-28

>Well, Mr. Stevens is dead.

Sad, didn't know that. He was indeed a great writer.

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RE[4]: just an ad
by Anonymous on Wed 5th Oct 2005 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: just an ad"
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He sure was. Sometimes I admired Stevens' ability to explain the UNIX system call interface as much as the architecture he was explaining.

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v Thinly veiled Amazon shill
by Anonymous on Wed 5th Oct 2005 03:19 UTC
RE: Thinly veiled Amazon shill
by Eugenia on Wed 5th Oct 2005 03:33 UTC in reply to "Thinly veiled Amazon shill"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

His death is briefly mentioned in the preface only, not on the author's bios, which is I would have expected it. This is why I didn't notice it when I first started reading the book a few months ago (I was sent the book in June). As for the 'thin review', I said up-front that this is a quick look at a classic book. You are very welcome to send us over your full review for publication, or do it on the comment's section instead. I am a volunteer here, as everyone else is.

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RE[2]: Thinly veiled Amazon shill
by kaiwai on Wed 5th Oct 2005 05:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Thinly veiled Amazon shill"
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2005-07-06

Eugenia, babe, don't worry about these noisy little geeks, looking for conspiracy theories where non-exist - thats of course depends on whether they're a registered Republican, in which case they'll state that there are known unknowns.

As for the book review; one really can't into detail unless one wishes to reguggitate the whole damn book again; for me, it looks damn interesting, and I might purchase a copy when I can next time. I don't programme much myself, but by the review you gave, the books sounds like it covers alot more than just programming.

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v Good luck
by Anonymous on Wed 5th Oct 2005 06:23 UTC