Working With Unix Processes Now In Print!
Published on September 24, 2012 by Jesse Storimer
About a year ago I started working on this little writing project. Originally it was an excuse to stay up late at night learning about fun programming techniques I had never used before. I found I kept coming back to the same topic: Unix Processes.
To me it's a fascinating topic with so many practical applications. From working on infrastructure to better understanding your operating system; it strengthens your foundation.
As I was learning new things and going over old things I was collecting and organizing all this information into a collection of sorts. At the time I didn't realize I was writing a book. It felt more like I was meticulously reading and organizing a comic book collection.
Nonetheless, as time went on it became clear that this content would be a book. The very idea of producing a physical book wasn't even on my radar. Producing an ebook seemed like a monumental feat in itself.
And so I did. I produced an ebook and put it out there to see how the community would respond. And I was amazed! I'm so grateful for the support I received for this project, it's been an amazing ride.
Since the launch, thanks to reader feedback, I've shipped 16 updates to the ebook for formatting, syntax, spelling, and 45 pages of new content. Through this progression something new has become clear to me. This book is ready for the bookshelf.
I'm really excited to now offer a printed copy of Working With Unix Processes. Just head to the website to pick it up.
One more thing, I'm going to be speaking at MagicRuby and Rubyconf in the coming weeks. So if you want to save a few bucks on shipping, and you're attending too, there's an option to have your copy hand-delivered by me(!) when I see you at the conference. But even if I'm not your personal UPS guy, please find me and say hi.