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A Practitioner’s Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool
by John Calcote
The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems. Although the Autotools are used by thousands of open source software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve. And good luck to the beginner...
You know that servers have log files and performance measuring tools and that traditional network devices have LEDs that blink when a port does something. You may have tools that tell you how busy an interface is, but mostly a network device is a black box. Network Flow Analys...
52 Simple Projects to Get You Started
by Wallace Wang
You finally did it—you bought the gizmo that everyone's talking about. Maybe you've already figured out how to play music or make phone calls, but then what? How does the voicemail work? And that keyboard? What about all of those cool apps—which ones do you need, and how do...
Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way
Cisco routers and switches are the cornerstones of many networks. But when things break, repairs can intimidate even the most competent administrator. Luckily, just knowing the "in case of emergency" basics will take you far. Just like the original, this second edition of t...
Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers
by Justin Seitz
Python is fast becoming the programming language of choice for hackers, reverse engineers, and software testers because it's easy to write quickly, and it has the low-level support and libraries that make hackers happy. But until now, there has been no real manual on how to us...
An Essential Guide for the Accidental Admin
by John Ross
Are the machines in your office living isolated lives? Do you have a few computers at home that you want to connect to each other and the Internet? The best way to share files on a group of computers is to create a network. But how do you do that? Network Know-How is your g...
practical advice for using computers with smarts and style
"How to Be a Geek Goddess proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Christina Tynan-Wood totally 'gets' where men and women divide in terms of technology. If you're of the XX-chromosome persuasion and want a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to using today's technology, buy...
A Practical Guide for the System Administrator
Xen, the open source virtualization tool, is a system administrator's dream. Xen is a free, high-performance virtual machine monitor that lets you consolidate your hardware and finally put those unused cycles to use—without sacrificing reliability, performance, or scalability....
How One Company Is Revolutionizing Management As We Know It
Shortly after World War I, Ford and GM created the large modern corporation, with its financial and statistical controls, mass production, and assembly lines. In the 1980s, Toyota stood out for combining quality with continuous refinement. Today, Google is reinventing business...
Useful Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems
by Steve Pugh
Are you spending valuable time on work a well-trained monkey could do? If so, Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts will teach you how to automate repetitive tasks using Ruby, one of the most powerful and easy-to-use programming languages around. Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts provides 58 scri...
Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers
by Louis Testa
As the technology leader at a small software company, you need to focus on people, products, processes, and technology as you bring your software to market, while doing your best to put out fires and minimize headaches. Growing Software is your guide to juggling the day-to-...
The Definitive Guide to the Free Graphics Editor
This is it. The complete and definitive guide to Inkscape, the free, vector-based graphics editor that competes with expensive drawing programs like Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. In The Book of Inkscape, core Inkscape developer Dmitry Kirsanov shares his design experience ...
System and Network Monitoring
Good system administrators recognize problems long before anyone asks, "Hey, is the Internet down?" Nagios, an open source system and network monitoring tool, has emerged as the most popular solution for sys admins in organizations of all sizes. It's robust but also complex, a...
The Unofficial Guide to the World's Most Popular Disassembler
by Chris Eagle
No source code? No problem. With IDA Pro, you live in a source code–optional world. IDA can automatically analyze the millions of opcodes that make up an executable and present you with a disassembly. But at that point, your work is just beginning. With The IDA Pro Book, you’l...
And How You Can Be a Part of It
Myxomatosis. The Order of Canada. Noble gas. Catherine de’ Medici. The History of Superman? Whether you’re doing serious research on the Web or just settling an argument, it’s easy to get caught up in Wikipedia’s two million articles. And that’s not such a bad thing. But how’d...
Building a Mail Server with Courier and Cyrus
IMAP (the Internet Message Access Protocol) allows clients to access their email on a remote server, whether from the office, a remote location, or a cell phone or other device. IMAP is powerful and flexible, but it's also complicated to set up; it's more difficult to implemen...
with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse
Debugging is crucial to successful software development, but even many experienced programmers find it challenging. Sophisticated debugging tools are available, yet it may be difficult to determine which features are useful in which situations. The Art of Debugging is your gui...
Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems
PHP is an easy-to-use scripting language perfect for quickly creating the Web features you need. Once you know the basics of how the language works, wouldn't it be great to have a collection of useful scripts that solve those tricky problems and add interesting functionality t...
A Painless Guide to Wi-Fi and Broadband Wireless
by John Ross
Broadband wireless networks bring us closer to the Internet's ultimate destiny of interconnecting everyone, everywhere. But wireless networking can be a bit geeky and nerve-wracking without a proper guide. Let's face it: Networking can be hard. If you're one of the last hol...
A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall
OpenBSD's stateful packet filter, PF, offers an amazing feature set and support across the major BSD platforms. Like most firewall software though, unlocking PF's full potential takes a good teacher. Peter N.M. Hansteen's PF website and conference tutorials have helped thousan...