Pardon me if I think out loud, but any words from the wise would be
I saw this book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1861003013) on
Amazon's site, but it's too new for any reviews, apparently (September
2000). Yesterday I examined it at Powell's bookstore for quite a while. It
looks fairly comprehensive, but, being new to the platform, I can't really
tell how useful/accurate it will be. Anyone care to venture an opinion?
What level is it good for, if anything, etc.?
More generally, I'm looking for good development books for the Linux/Unix
environment, and specifically server-side web application programming (I've
already got all the Perl books I'll need), and any really outstandingly good
ones on CGI.
Also, what do unix/linux devs like to use for an editor? If Emacs, what's
the best reference. (I think Richard Stallman's GNU Emacs manual - ISBN
188211406X - looked good.)
Here's what I think I know so far. These books are recommended as being
good or "great":
0131103628 The C Programming Language
0133262243 C: A Reference Manual
0201889544 The C++ Programming Language
0201924889 Effective C++
0201379260 The C++ Standard Library : A Tutorial and Reference
013937681X The UNIX Programming Environment
1565922573 Mastering Regular Expressions
1565922204 Advanced Perl Programming
156592567X Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C
0596000278 Programming Perl
1565924789 Programming Web Graphics with Perl and GNU Software
The holes that I think I have are in Linux/Unix development & development
tools, CGI, HTML, HTTP, XML, and last but not least, staying current!