The Architecture of Open Source Applications, Volume II

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Lulu.com, 2012 - Open source software - 374 pages
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Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well -- usually programs they wrote themselves -- and never study the great programs of history. As a result, they repeat one another's mistakes rather than building on one another's successes.This second volume of The Architecture of Open Source Applications aims to change that. In it, the authors of twenty-four open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answering these questions, the contributors to this book provide unique insights into how they think.
 

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Contents

Firefox Release Engineering
23
FreeRTOS
39
GDB
53
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler
67
Git
89
The Dynamic Language Runtime and the Iron Languages
113
ITK
127
GNU Mailman
149
Moodle
195
nginx
211
Open MPI
225
OSCAR
239
Puppet
267
SQLAlchemy
291
Twisted
315
Yesod
331

matplotlib
165
MediaWiki
179
Yocto
347
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