This preface includes:
The QNX Neutrino Cookbook: Recipes for Programmers provides “recipes” that will help you understand how to design and write programs that run on QNX Neutrino. There's a separate archive of the source code for the programs that the book describes.
|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|
Throughout this manual, we use certain typographical conventions to distinguish technical terms. In general, the conventions we use conform to those found in IEEE POSIX publications. The following table summarizes our conventions:
|Code examples||if( stream == NULL )|
|File and pathnames||/dev/null|
|Keyboard input||something you type|
|Programming data types||unsigned short|
|Programming literals||0xFF, "message string"|
We use an arrow (→) in directions for accessing menu items, like this:
You'll find the Other... menu item under.
We use notes, cautions, and warnings to highlight important messages:
|Notes point out something important or useful.|
|Cautions tell you about commands or procedures that may have unwanted or undesirable side effects.|
|Warnings tell you about commands or procedures that could be dangerous to your files, your hardware, or even yourself.|
In our documentation, we use a forward slash (/) as a delimiter in all pathnames, including those pointing to Windows files.
We also generally follow POSIX/UNIX filesystem conventions.
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