Software Tools BookTools software book
Using the same stylistic and clear approach that characterizes their much-praised book, The Elements of Programming Type, the writers have developed software tools to help students learn how to create good applications that make good tools. Most of the software in the book is not synthetic, but rather real, and has proven itself in the creation of other software.
State-of-the-art programing technologies such as textured and top-down designs are emphasised and used in every single one. Programmes are presented in a simple to understand textured format named Rational Fortran, which can be used by anyone used to Fortran or PL/I, Algol, PASCAL or similar working with Fortran. A pre-processor for translating Rafor to Fortran is one of the tools presented.
The software is full and has been directly debugged from the text. Addison-Wesley offers these programmes in machine-readable format. The Software Tools are perfect for use in a "Software Engineering" course, for a second course in software development or as an addition to any course in this area. Any programmer, pros and students will appreciate the book as a resource for tried and trusted, useful programmes for studying and research.
The Software Tools Book by Brian W. Kernighan
Twenty years ago I was reading this book. You can also create apps from tools. This is a must for all those who strive for excellency in encoding software. Some of the tools you will find in this book are very old.
They' re spelled in a strange mixture of C and Fortran, and by contemporary definition they're almost hilarious user-hostile. When you are intimidated, look at it this way - you look under the bonnet of advanced treatments. A lot of advanced text editing, page layouts and speech implementations can be created by applying a beautiful, glossy finish to what you find in this book.
The Ratfor was elected because C was not as widely used then as it is today, and for those who did not have it, a Fortran' 77 translation was one of the main parts of the book. There is also a simpler and a more user-friendly versions of the text formatting tool and ed for text files (then and now one of the most important computer applications), resulting in both a tool kit and hands-on training in application developmen.
This is the most important software book I have ever seen.