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The Art of UNIX Programming

July 25th, 2009 subogero

It’s not what I do.
It’s the title of a book.

I found it on the internet during my initial sed adventures. The author is Eric Steven Raymond. It’s absolutely brilliant. I have been working with embedded automotive software for ages. And although I’ve never had much to do with Unix, this book pretty much sums up everything I’ve come to believe in:

Keep it simple, stupid!

Do one thing well.

Separate policy from mechanism.

Write programs to write programs.

Text rulez.

Working programs before specs and optimisation.

Fold knowledge into data, use stupid algorithms.

Design for the future.

Distrust all claims for the One True Way.

Constructive laziness is the cardinal virtue of the master programmer.

Read more indeed

Read more indeed

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