Pro OpenSolaris book available this week

Available this week:

Pro OpenSolaris (Apress)

Apress' Pro OpenSolaris is the second English language book to be published specifically about Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris open source operating system. The first was the comprehensive,1000-page, OpenSolaris Bible published by Wiley in March 2009. That book purposely covered all aspects of OpenSolaris for those with only basic familiarity with Solaris and UNIX as well as for those with greater administration and developer experience; it reviewed desktop tools, networking, shell programming, and system administration along with the unique features of OpenSolaris.

Pro OpenSolaris, published in April 2009 and based on the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release, assumes the reader is already comfortable with the user and development environments of GNOME and Linux; it focuses primarily on the key OpenSolaris features that should be learned and exploited for Web development. It includes an extensive chapter detailing a sample Web stack project based on the zones, ZFS, security, and SMF topics introduced in the preceding chapters. The book also highlights relevant online references and resources for further learning. Although all of the information about OpenSolaris is available on myriad Web sites, books such as Pro OpenSolaris give you a roadmap and recommended sequence of what to learn first. It also strongly emphasizes that open source solutions can be effectively hosted on OpenSolaris as well as on Linux.

Pro OpenSolaris (Amazon)

Pro OpenSolaris (Barnes & Noble)

Comments:

This book is a fantastic read for anyone who is either a Linux or Solaris administrator / engineer / fan / etc. My company, SUM/IT Systems, has used Solaris to deploy our applications for years now and has recently started using RHEL for web services - until I read this book! OpenSolaris seems to meld the stability and structure of Solaris with the great features of Linux.

We're now putting our first OpenSolaris servers into production and couldn't be happier. Thanks Harry!

Cheers,
Mike

Posted by Mike Cornelia on May 25, 2009 at 04:11 AM EDT #

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