Synopses & Reviews
The most popular and most complete desktop reference book on Mac OS X now covers Tiger!
Apple's Mac OS X operating system continues to capture the attention of consumers and programmers alike with its ability to run older Mac programs, classic Unix applications, and innovative open source software. And the latest and greatest version, Mac OS X 10.4--otherwise known as Tiger--is more powerful and versatile (not to mention easier to use, faster, and better looking) than ever before.
With unparalleled, up-to-the-minute detail on Tiger, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is loaded with new and updated material on practically every page. Sure, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell covers all the essentials and most-talked-about new features of Tiger, including big-ticket items such as Spotlight for effortless searching, iChat AV for video conferencing, and Dashboard for one-click access to a calculator, weather reports, stock prices, flight times, and more. But this fully updated edition also covers the hundreds of nips and tucks Tiger made to its underlying technologies and existing applications, including improvements to graphics and the Unix-based core and an easy way to automate time-consuming, repetitive manual or batch tasks.
Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a wealth of detail about the new user-interface elements, system and network administration, and scripting and development. It covers enhancements to the Finder, Safari RSS, Mail 2, and System Preferences. This indispensable guide also includes the most complete Unix® command reference found in print--each command and option has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger. Even the manpages that ship withthe system can't compete in accuracy!
For longtime Mac loyalists as well as recent converts, for consumers, developers and programmers, this fully updated edition provides the perfect overview of Mac OS X and all the nitty-gritty hints and how-tos you need to make it your all-purpose, must-have Tiger guide.
Following the common-sense O'Reilly style, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this book.
Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a complete overview of Mac OS X Tiger (Version 10.4), focusing on the BSD Unix layer. This book familiarizes you with over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, the Terminal application, file management, system and network administration issues, and more.
Completely revised for Mac OS X Tiger, this book offers:
- The most complete and thorough coverage of Mac OS X's Unix commands you'll find anywhere (even in the system)
- An overview of basic system and network administration features, including coverage of NetInfo and Directory Services
- An introduction to using Mac OS X's Unix command-line interface, the Terminal application
- An overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors, including vi and Emacs
- Information on shell syntax variables for Tiger's default Unix shell, bash
Each command and option in this book's Unix Command Reference has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger; even the manpages that ship with Mac OS X can't compete in accuracy. Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market and is a must for any serious Mac user.
The most popular and most complete desktop reference book on Mac OS X now covers Tiger, Apple's Mac OS X operating system with the ability to run older Mac programs, classic Unix applications, and innovative open source software.
About the Author
Andy Lester started with computers early by keypunching letters to Grandma on IBM 029 punchcards. Now into his third decade of professional software development, he's the QA & Release Manager for Socialtext. Andy is also in charge of PR for The Perl Foundation and maintains over 25 modules on CPAN. Andy's two latest book projects are Mac OS X Tiger In A Nutshell from O'Reilly, and Pro Perl Debugging from Apress.
04.19.2013 Platform Retrospective
Attendees: Vered, Sarah, Jeff, Marcel, Matthew, Laura, Adam
Start working together on Tasks within a Story for more successful completed storiesKeeps people more engaged in meetings since everyone is part of storyHelps keep team focus
Continue having shorter review meetings by getting early acceptanceKeep to 15 minute Stand Up MeetingsStart discussing issues prior to meetings to keep moving forwardStop stressing to get meeting over - feel good to discuss what is needed
Work outside of Sprint prioritizationWork with Manager outside of Team to align work and time spent
Start having notes ready for last/next 24 / blocks to keep reporting quick
Start calling ‘further discussion meetings if Open Floor is going longIf Open Floor topic going long, invoke 5 minute rule to move to another timeAsk if everyone is good to stay on or need a follow on
Start - G2 reach out to anyone needing to be on Stand Up
Start, more Product Owner buy in for the detailsTo help avoid missed details where no one person owns the full processProduct review of done-done - Demo
Watch for changes to environment requiring a retestingOut of Cycle Release - CCD for all to view, exposure of release to QAOther options to expose release/changes to code/environmentsPoss: build release managerAvoid too much “process”
Stakeholder - Product OwnerWhen differences occur, how best to communicateAcceptance Criteria is contract with Product Owners
04.05.2013 Platform Retrospective
Attendees: Marcel, Adam, Jeff, Sarah, Rachel
Do not add User Stories in middle of Sprint
A lot of stories rolled over
Multi teams are requesting time of same resourcesBoth people and environmentsTime put into tasks to handle issues of prev sprint deliverablesTasks can be added as needed - but wont show in planning
Stories small enough to be end:end deliver/testAdd hours in testing stories to have hours to fix failuresTest plans cover full expectations of the Business acceptors
Doable Acceptance Criteria
Shorter, more focused meetingsFull attention in meetingsAvoid being pulled into areas not covered by team/sprint
Get acceptance prior to Review meeting where possibleAssures story has been completed
Chuck Toporek is a Mac technology geek. He is the author of three Mac books and one medical book, and he has written for MacAddict and Macworld magazines.
Table of Contents
Preface; Audience for This Book; How This Book Is Organized; Conventions Used in This Book; Comments and Questions; Acknowledgments; Safari® Enabled; Part I: Commands and Shells; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 What You'll Find; 1.2 Beginner's Guide; Chapter 2: Unix Command Reference; 2.1 Alphabetical Summary of Commands; Chapter 3: Using the Terminal; 3.1 Using the Terminal; 3.2 Process Management; Chapter 4: Shell Overview; 4.1 Introduction to the Shell; 4.2 Shell Flavors; 4.3 Common Features; 4.4 Differing Features; Chapter 5: bash: The Bourne-Again Shell; 5.1 Invoking the Shell; 5.2 Syntax; 5.3 Variables; 5.4 Arithmetic Expressions; 5.5 Command History; 5.6 Job Control; 5.7 Built-in Commands; Part II: Text Editing and Processing; Chapter 6: Pattern Matching; 6.1 Filenames Versus Patterns; 6.2 Metacharacters, Listed by Unix Program; 6.3 Metacharacters; 6.4 Examples of Searching; Chapter 7: The vi Editor; 7.1 Review of vi Operations; 7.2 vi Command-Line Options; 7.3 ex Command-Line Options; 7.4 Movement Commands; 7.5 Edit Commands; 7.6 Saving and Exiting; 7.7 Accessing Multiple Files; 7.8 Window Commands; 7.9 Interacting with the Shell; 7.10 Macros; 7.11 Miscellaneous Commands; 7.12 Alphabetical List of Keys in Command Mode; 7.13 Syntax of ex Commands; 7.14 Alphabetical Summary of ex Commands; 7.15 vi Configuration; Chapter 8: The Emacs Editor; 8.1 Emacs Concepts; 8.2 Typical Problems; 8.3 Notes on the Tables; 8.4 Summary of Commands by Group; 8.5 Summary of Commands by Key; 8.6 Summary of Commands by Name; Part III: Managing Mac OS X; Chapter 9: Filesystem Overview; 9.1 Mac OS X Filesystems; 9.2 Filesystem Organization; 9.3 Hidden Files; 9.4 The File Permissions System; Chapter 10: Directory Services; 10.1 Understanding Directory Services; 10.2 Programming with Directory Services; 10.3 Configuring Directory Services; 10.4 NetInfo Manager; 10.5 Directory Services Utilities; 10.6 Managing Groups; 10.7 Managing Users and Passwords; 10.8 Managing Hostnames and IP Addresses; 10.9 Exporting Directories with NFS; 10.10 Flat Files and Their Directory Services Counterparts; 10.11 Restoring the Directory Services Database; Chapter 11: Running Network Services; 11.1 Network Services Overview; 11.2 Running Services in Mac OS X; 11.3 Mail Services; 11.4 Web Services; 11.5 File Transfer Protocol (FTP); 11.6 Remote Login Services; 11.7 File Sharing Services; 11.8 Daemon Management; Chapter 12: The X Window System; 12.1 Installing X11; 12.2 Running X11; 12.3 Customizing X11; 12.4 X11-based Applications and Libraries; 12.5 Connecting to Other X Window Systems; 12.6 Virtual Network Computing; Chapter 13: The Defaults System; 13.1 Property Lists; 13.2 Viewing and Editing Property Lists; Colophon;