David Wheeler, Values of n
Date: Wednesday, October 02
Time: 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Location: Stevens Creek
Been doing software development on a Linux or Unix system? Like the power and flexibility of Unix tools but always been disappointed with the *nix user interface experience? Ever wished you could have all the power of Unix yet still be able to read Word documents without hassle? Then this session is for you.
Mac OS X complements its famed user interface with the power of a robust Unix operating system to offer an ideal platform for the Unix developer. David Wheeler provides an overview of how to get started with the tools that Unix developers rely on every day to get their work done. Mac OS X comes with many essentials ready to use out-of-the-box, but we'll go that extra mile to get to Unix developer's nirvana.
Specifically, this session covers:
- Recompiling Apache with mod_perl and mod_ssl support.
- Running a relational database server, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL.
- Running a Carbonized Emacs.
- Installing an X Windows server.
- Using CVS over SSH.
- Getting and using Ant, JUnit, and Tomcat.
Wheeler describes his motivation for creating this session: “Linux has been getting a lot of press coverage over the last couple of years, and there has been a lot of emphasis on the ongoing development of Linux as a desktop platform. But to this day, Linux hasn't made many inroads into the desktop OS market, being limited mainly to use by developers who needed Unix to do their development work. Apple's great hardware (particularly its notebooks) and Unix-based OS have created a serious drain from the Linux desktop market as serious developers have embraced Mac OS X as their primary workhorse OS. My presentation aims to help those looking to make the switch get comfortable using the tools they need on the new platform.”
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