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Code ReadingSource Code Outline

The following table outlines the code you can find in the book's CD-ROM. Almost all the 600 references in the book point to code in the CD-ROM that you can examine in context.

Directory Original File Language
ace C++
apache apache_1.3.22 C
argouml ArgoUML-0.9.5-src.tar.gz Java
cocoon cocoon-2.0.1-src.tar.gz Java
demoGL C++
hsqldb hsqldb_v.1.61, Java
jt4 jakarta-tomcat-4.0-src Java
netbsdsrc netBSD 1.5_ALPHA C
OpenCL OpenCL-0.7.6.tar.gz C++
perl perl-5.6.1 C
purenum purenum.tar.gz C++
qtchat qtchat-0.9.7.tar.gz C++
socket socket++-1.11.tar.gz C++
vcf vcf.0.3.2.tar.gz C++
XFree 86-3.3 netBSD 1.5_ALPHA C

In the following paragraphs I let each package's developers speak for their own project.

ACE is an open-source framework that provides many components and patterns for developing high-performance, distributed real-time and embedded systems. ACE provides powerful yet efficient abstractions for sockets, demultiplexing loops, threads, and synchronization primitives.

The Apache Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and freely available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server.

ArgoUML is a powerful yet easy-to-use interactive graphical software design environment that supports the design, development, and documentation of object-oriented software applications.

Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new level. Designed for performance and scalability around pipelined SAX processing, Cocoon offers a flexible environment based on the separation of concerns between content, logic, and style. A centralized configuration system and sophisticated caching top this all off and help you create, deploy, and maintain rock-solid XML server applications.

DemoGL is an OpenGL-based, C++, Win32 execution platform for audiovisual effects. It allows the development of stand-alone executables or screensavers under the Microsoft Windows platform.

The HSQL Database Engine(HSQLDB) is a relational database engine written in Java, with a Java database connectivity (JDBC) driver, supporting a subset of ANSI-92 SQL. It offers a small (about 100K), fast database engine with both in-memory and disk-based tables.

NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit AlphaServers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and it is user-supported with complete source.

OpenCL is (or rather, is trying to be) a portable, easy-to-use, and efficient C++ class library for cryptography.

Perl (see also CPAN) is a language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. It's also a good language for many system management tasks. The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal).

Purenum is a C++ bignum library for programmers. Its unlimited-width Integer type works with all of the C++ math operators, but unlike the int type there can never be overflow errors. Division by zero and running out of memory are catchable exceptions. Optimized inline code is used, and the software Integer operations for single-width values run almost as quickly as hardware int operations do. An Array type provides for resizeable arrays of bignums.

QtChat is a Yahoo! Chat client based on the Qt library. It includes such features as a plethora of autoignore options, highlighting, private messaging capability, and others.

The socket++ library defines a family of C++ classes that can be used more effectively for using sockets than directly calling the underlying low-level system functions. One distinct advantage of Socket++ is that it has the same interface as that of the iostream so that the users can perform type-safe input/output.

Tomcat 4 is the official Reference Implementation of the Servlet 2.3 and JavaServer Pages 1.2 technologies.

The Visual Component Framework is a C++ framework designed as a completely cross-platform GUI framework. It was inspired by the ease of use of environments like NEXTStep's Interface Builder, Java IDEs like JBuilder, Visual J++, and Borland's Delphi and the C++ Builder.

The X Window System is a vendor-neutral, system-architecture neutral network-transparent window system and user interface standard. X runs on a wide range of computing and graphics machines. XFree86 version that was bundled at the time with NetBSD.)

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