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Enterprise Linux At Work: How To Build 10 Distributed Applications For Your Organization

Take the hands-on approach to incorporating Linux in your enterprise The first operating system to give Microsoft Windows a serious run for its money, Linux is ready for the enterprise. Major corporations such as Xerox and Kodak use Linux to run their networks, and top vendors such as Intel and IBM have also lined up to help transform Linux into a viable system for the enterprise market. Now, author Stephen Asbury dispels the myth that Linux is a hacker's system and provides programmers and developers with everything they need to build 10 ready-to-run enterprise applications that address the most important issues facing corporate programmers today. Unlike others out there, this book goes beyond the definitions and concepts found in typical reference books and actually shows you how to use Linux in 10 real-world enteprise scenarios. With each project, Asbury explains how to combine Linux with the technologies and languages you need to build working distributed applications today. You'll learn how to use Java, C/C++, and Perl to program applications that work with technologies such as Apache, CORBA, XML, Java Messaging, MySQL, and LDAP on the Linux platform. Each project provides a real-world scenario, and lists the tools and skills you need to build: * An online catalog system * A Java-based Web page scripting engine * A Web-based bug tracking system * A CORBA-based course registration framework and server * A JNDI service provider * A messaging server * An XML data backup utility * A Java performance toolkit * A parallel program The CD-ROM contains all the tools you'll need to complete the projects including: * Complete code for all 10 projects * JacORB 1.0 beta 14 * Apache JServ 1.0 * MICO 2.3.0 * MySQL for Linux * Open LDAP 1.2.1 * PVM 3.4.2-Parallel Virtual Machine System * IBM(r)'s alphaWorks XML Parser for Java(TM) 2.0.9 * IBM(r)'s VisualAge(r) for Java(TM), Entry Edition for Linux, Version 3.0 * Trial Version of IBM(r) WebSphere(TM) Application Server V2.03, Standard Edition forLinux * Links to additional tools and resources Visit our Web site at

Paperback: 448 pages

Publisher: Wiley (February 23, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0471363499

ISBN-13: 978-0471363491

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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I purchased this book hoping to get some Linux deployment ideas... The description was perfect, "Enterprise Linux at Work: How to build 10 Distributed Applications for Your Organization". However, this book is a disgrace. This book has *nothing* to do with Linux, and nothing to do with distributed applications. All the ideas are java web applications such as an online catalog, web based bug tracking, and an XML database backup utility. Why would you need to do *ANY* of those things, are they distributed, and what do they have to do with Linux? The answer is of course: You don't, they aren't, and they've got nothing to do with Linux. There aren't words strong enough to describe how strongly I recommend against this book. I will *never* buy a book published by wiley again.

This book is great for many reasons. It most notable feature is the breadth and depth of the topics - all of which are important in the modern enterprise. The examples have a substantial amount of "meat" which makes them useful as a starting point for other things. Some of the customized solutions can easily substitute for commercial products. Great Book.

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