D.3. Advanced Books, Programming Books By a happy coincidence, this book is published by O'Reilly Media, the industry's leading source of technical books for Mac users, programmers, and system administrators.
D.3. Advanced Books, Programming Books
By a happy coincidence, this book is published by O'Reilly Media, the industry's leading
source of technical books for Mac users, programmers, and system administrators. If this
book has whetted your appetite for more advanced topics, these current and upcoming
books on Unix, programming Mac OS X, and administering large networks could come
D.3.1. Mac Essentials
• AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein. This book is a patient,
witty guide to the basics of scripting your Mac with AppleScript. Step-by-step
examples include batch-renaming files in the Finder, altering and applying text
styles in TextEdit, tweaking QuickTime movie files, and much more.
• AppleScript: The Definitive Guide by Matt Neuburg. Once you've got the basics
down, this book takes you deeper into AppleScript, teaching you the finer details
of the language from the ground up.
• Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide by Chuck Toporek. Need a handy guide to Mac
OS X Leopard that you can carry around in your laptop bag? This small book fits
in your pocket just as easily as it does your computer bag, and includes hundreds
of tips for using and configuring Mac OS X 10.5.
D.3.2. Unix Essentials
• Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger by Dave Taylor. A tour of the Mac's Unix
base, for the uninitiated. Includes descriptions of the hundreds of Unix programs
that come with the Mac. (Plenty of this material is relevant, although the book has
not been updated for Leopard.)
• Learning the bash Shell, 3rd Edition, by Cameron Newham. If you plan on using
the Terminal application to do Unixy stuff on your Mac, this book shows you your
way around Leopard's default shell, bash.
• Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition, by Debra Cameron, James Elliott, Marc Loy,
Eric S. Raymond, and Bill Rosenblatt. A guide to the GNU emacs editor, one of
the most widely used and powerful Unix text editors.
• Learning the vi and vim Editors, 7th Edition, by Linda Lamb, Elbert Hannah, and
Arnold Robbins. A complete guide to editing with vi and vim, the text editors
available on nearly every Unix system.
• Unix Power Tools, 3rd Edition, by Shelley Powers, Jerry Peek, Tim O'Reilly, and
Mike Loukides. Practical advice about most every aspect of advanced Unix:
POSIX utilities, GNU versions, detailed bash, tcsh, and ksh shell coverage, and a
strong emphasis on Perl.
D.3.3. Mac OS X Administration
• Postfix: The Definitive Guide by Kyle D. Dent. If you're planning to run your own
email server, this book shows you how to configure and run Mac OS X's built-in
mail server, Postfix.
• Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, by Ben Laurie and Peter Laurie.
Describes how to set up and secure the Apache Web server software.
• Apache Cookbook, 2nd Edition, by Ken Coar and Rich Bowen. A collection of
configuration examples for all Apache users, from novices to advanced