- 出版社: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA (2007年5月1日)
- 丛书名: Cookbooks
- 平装: 622页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0596526784
- 条形码: 9780596526788, 0636920526780
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- 商品重量: 998 g
- ASIN: 0596526784
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bash Cookbook (英语) 平装 – 2007年5月1日
Cameron Newham lives in Perth, Western Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in information technology and geography at the University of Western Australia, Cameron joined Universal Defence Systems (later to become Australian Defence Industries) as a software engineer. He has been with ADI for six years, working on various aspects of command and control systems. In his spare time Cameron can be found surfing the Internet, ballroom dancing, or driving his sports car. He also has more than a passing interest in space science, 3D graphics, synthesiser music, and Depeche Mode. JP Vossen has been working with computers since the early 80s and has been in the IT industry since the early 90s, specializing in Information Security since the late 90s. He's been fascinated with scripting and automation since he first understood what an autoexec.bat was, and was delighted to discover the power and flexibility of bash and GNU on Linux in the mid-90s. He has previously written for Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com, among others. On those few occasion when he's not in front of a computer, he is usually taking something apart, putting something together, or both. Carl Albing has worked for large companies and small startups, in technical as well as in managerial and marketing roles. He wrote compiler software while at NCR, medical image processing software at a small startup, distributed computing software for the premier supercomputing company Cray Research, Inc. His experience in software development goes back to the early 1970's working with the C Language and Unix. In the last few years, he has put new Linux and Java technologies to use for real-world business solutions. His education includes graduate work in Computer Science as well as a degree in Mathematics and an International MBA.
Your mileage may vary.
It's set up as a large collection of 1 or 2 or 3 page how-to's covering apparently everything you'll run across or need to do with shell scripts. Each how-to is set up as example code followed by thorough discussion. This worked really well for me -- I could see the specific code needed and then they explained the details of it. I came away knowing exactly what code to use while understanding how that code worked. Too often books give you code to use but you don't fully understand it or they explain topics without giving you the specifics to get your task accomplished right then and there.
I started off just reading the first 100 pages so I got the basics down. Even though it's all set up as these short topics, it's ordered well enough that reading sequentially front-to-back was very effective for learning the basics. After that I jumped around and easily found what I needed.
If you know a little bash, then this book will bootstrap you all the way up to expert if you take the time to study it. Even if you don't care to be a bash expert you still want this book -- it will save you a ton of time on every bash script you write.
I've owned the book for less than a week and already used 6 different recipes within 2 scripts I needed to write. I used to get apprehensive every time I needed to drop into bash - basically because I don't use it frequently enough to ever master. As long as this book is by my side I will fear no more!
Why? Because it concentrates on teaching you how to solve your problems. After a brief introduction and setting the basics the real depth begins: 1. a problem, 2. developing a solution, 3. evaluating the solution. And lots of examples. Naturally, the first step is to recognise that you have a problem, which the book also teaches you: some people tend to suffer while doing a repetitive and uninteresting chore but does not even occur to them that it does not need to be so: they can turn the chore into a hunt for automatisation putting their brain to some creative use, so instead of numbing their mind they start sharping it, and this is exactly where this book comes in.
Presently, amazon.com does not offer you a look into the book, but you can have a preview of every chapter and also a full view of the table of contents at the publisher's page: [...] Than come back here, as Amazon's price is much better. (At the time of writing this, there is a 37% discount.)