The New Order web site, recently published two interesting articles. One is a nicely written BASH programming tutorial, and the other one is an introduction article to ActiveX and its surrounding technologies. Wether you are a Unix geek or a Microsoft newbie developer, a visit to New Order’s web site would be time well spent.
BASH Programming Tutorial & ActiveX Introduction Article
2001-12-17 General Development 9 Comments
Sorry for the out-of-subject comment, but I would like to ask the OSNews readers if you like the links underlined on OSNews or not (at least for browers who support CSS). I changed the links style to be always underlined, because the links were not obvious on LCD and laptop screens before today. So, what do you think? Probably for CRTs the non-underline is better, but if you have a laptop or LCD, please leave a comment about the way you prefer it. Thanks.
Though written for BeOS, it applies to UNIX with an obvious exception or two. I find it much more thoughtful, accurate and also more literate (the author, Johan Jansson, is evidently not a native English speaker, but you would never know from reading his work.)
The BeForever tutorial however is a Bash user tutorial, the New Order one is a Bash Programming tutorial.
Underlined links are great
About the links: Why not leave it up to the reader to set his own default settings in the browser as he wishes? It seems to me that in general, the OSNews readership certainly has the savy to implement these types of choices. I personally dislike the appearance of underlined links; I have no problem distinguishing them on an LCD without the underlining.
Is there any way to override specific CSS properties (i.e. merge user- and document CSS settings)? I have looked briefly, and don’t see an easy way.
Looks good, and a little easier to pick out on the screen.
Once you’re a BASH user you’re a capable bash programmer 🙂
Anyway, why would someone go through all that work and then publish it with white text and a black background? I guess maybe it’s just me, but that’s a headache to read.
The BeOS Bible has an excellent bash use/programming chapter (available as part of the online content). At least, I’ve been told it’s excellent… my review is biased. 🙂
As a matter of fact, even though you *are* biased, it *is* excellent