About This Guide

The QNX Neutrino Cookbook: Recipes for Programmers provides “recipes” that will help you understand how to design and write programs that run on the QNX Neutrino RTOS. There's a separate archive of the source code for the programs that the book describes.

Note: This book was originally written by Rob Krten in 2003. In 2011, QNX Software Systems bought the rights to the book; this edition has been updated by the staff at QNX Software Systems.

The following table may help you find information quickly:

To find out about: Go to:
Brian Stecher's foreword Foreword to the First Edition
Rob Krten's preface Preface to the First Edition
Code that's common to all the recipes The Basics
How to make your system highly available High Availability
Designing a system that's based on message passing Design Philosophy
Using a resource manager to implement a web counter Web Counter Resource Manager
Writing a data-acquisition server ADIOS — Analog/Digital I/O Server
Writing a basic filesystem RAM-disk Filesystem
Writing a filesystem that manages .tar files TAR Filesystem
Additional information about the basics of filesystems Filesystems
Useful information that QNX Neutrino stores in /proc The /proc Filesystem
Getting the source code discussed in this book Sample Programs
Terms used in QNX docs Glossary