"I just finished reading the book and loved it! That made me realize how simple and powerful unix programming is and how very little I really knew about it. It will definitely help me design the next version of Thin."Marc-Andre Cournoyer — Author of the Thin web server
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"This book fills a gap that a lot of developers have these days; it shouldn’t require writing C code to learn the UNIX fundamentals. This book proves that to be true."David Bryant Copeland (full review) — Author of "Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby"
When I started reading this book I didn't know much about UNIX processes. After finishing your book I felt comfortable enough to write a Ruby module that prevents orphaned processes from accumulating on your machine (https://github.com/vaneyckt/Adeona). Please don't think of it as a shameless plug, but rather as code that your book gave me the understanding to write.Tom Van Eyck
If you’re interested in reading more on unix processes in general I’d highly recommend [this book], this will greatly raise your understanding of how they work and touches on unicorn directly.Thomas Pomfret — CTO of mintdigital
What I like the most is the way the book connects the dots and brings everything together.Dmytrii Nagirniak
I've always wondered how software deals with 'under the hood' stuff like this, but was too intimidated to find out and try it. The ebook really helps demystify things and make it more accessible.Jesse Kaunisviita
The theme and orientation of the book is awesome, [...] it is quite important to know what is really happening there.Alejandro Andres
Your book is awesome!Jakub Svehla
this book should be required reading for anyone doing any kind of Ruby development, ever.Andrew Eberbach of EberTech Inc.
Perfect length and topic coverage.John Nunemaker
Overall great book. Enough content to make it fun while keeping to the point, it never gets boring, and the pace is consistent. And it covers exactly what you need to know about that type of stuff.Daniel Huckstep
When I began the book, I could have written what I knew about unix processes on a postage stamp. By the end I felt like I had a solid understanding of the concepts.Andrew Stewart — Author of the 'Smash into Vim' PeepCode series
It is really well written and very informative. I really like that kind of writing-style and how you got down to *nix system level.Lukas Rieder
I find the tone and the contents organization perfect so far.Raul Murciano
The book is definitely worth a read if you work with *nix-based web systems at all. The author takes a simple, straightforward approach that distills good information quickly.Quinn Murphy (full review)
My name is Jesse Storimer. I'm a programmer.
For the past 3 years I've been solving hard problems at Shopify, one of the largest, busiest Ruby on Rails sites on the web.
My journey into the world of Unix programming started while working on Shopify's infrastructure and continues today. I live near Kemptville, Canada with my wife and daughter.
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