I’m thinking about writing another book, tentatively titled “The QNX
Neutrino Cookbook – Recipes for Realtime Programmers”, and was wondering
if you could share your interest level with me for such a project.
Basically, the book would cover two major sections:
o Section 1 being a high-level kind of “philosophy” for how one
goes about architecting systems under QNX
o Section 2 would consist of the “recipes” part of the title,
consisting of a bunch of neat things that I’ve written over
the last 15 years or so, with fully functioning code and
discussions of how the code works, why it was written the
way it was, and so on.
The goal of the book is that someone could pick up not only a bunch
of “code”, but also the ideas and constraints that went into the
design of the code. I’m currently negotiating with a few places
where I’ve done contract work to see if they’ll let me borrow code
snippets, but I plan to write about the following things:
- virtual filesystem for USENET news
- automated testing for resource managers
- thread fingerprint program for multi-threaded apps
- universal control panel resource manager
- self-starting service providers
- resource manager managed symlinks (e.g., for things like webcams, HA, etc)
- high availability monitoring / restarting programs
- telephony CLID server
- dll implementation guidelines and examples
- security system example
I’m planning on this book being fairly big, about the same size as the
“Getting Started with QNX Neutrino 2” book (500 pages).
Any thoughts, ideas for topics, etc? Probably best to email me directly
instead of cluttering up the newsgroups
Thanks in advance for your help. Of course, I’ll be looking for reviewers
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