About the QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide

The QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide covers a variety of topics that might interest developers who are building applications that will run under the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

Note: For an introduction to programming in QNX Neutrino, see Getting Started with QNX Neutrino. Depending on the nature of your application and target platform, you may also need to refer to Building Embedded Systems. If you're using the Integrated Development Environment, see the IDE User's Guide.

This table may help you find what you need in the Programmer's Guide:

When you want to: Go to:
Get started with a "Hello, world!" program Compiling and Debugging
Get an overview of the QNX Neutrino process model and scheduling methods Programming Overview
Create and terminate processes Processes
Manipulate the access control lists for files and directories Working with ACLs
Understand the inaccuracies in times Tick, Tock: Understanding the Microkernel's Concept of Time
Use native networking Transparent Distributed Processing Using Qnet
Learn about ISRs in QNX Neutrino Writing an Interrupt Handler
Analyze and detect problems related to dynamic memory management Heap Analysis
Deal with non-x86 issues (e.g., big-endian vs little-endian) Freedom from Hardware and Platform Dependencies
Understand our Makefile methodology Conventions for Recursive Makefiles and Directories
Find out how QNX Neutrino conforms to and extends POSIX POSIX Conformance
Learn how to use the GDB debugger Using GDB
Look up terms used in the QNX Neutrino documentation Glossary
Note: We assume that you've already installed QNX Neutrino and that you're familiar with its architecture. For a detailed overview, see the System Architecture manual.

For the most part, the information that's documented in the Programmer's Guide is specific to QNX. For more general information, we recommend the following books:


TCP/IP programming (note that some of the advanced API features mentioned in the following books might not be supported):