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Date:      Wed, 4 Oct 2006 21:48:50 -0800
From:      Beech Rintoul <beech@alaskaparadise.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, backyard1454-bsd@yahoo.com
Subject:   Re: Good References and or Books for learning ADA
Message-ID:  <200610042149.03677.beech@alaskaparadise.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061005042003.36672.qmail@web83102.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
References:  <20061005042003.36672.qmail@web83102.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

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On Wednesday 04 October 2006 20:20, backyard wrote:
> --- Beech Rintoul <beech@alaskaparadise.com> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 October 2006 18:57, backyard wrote:
> > > --- Beech Rintoul <beech@alaskaparadise.com>
> >
> > wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday 04 October 2006 17:39, backyard
> >
> > wrote:
> > > > > Hello All,
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm looking to teach myself ADA using the Gnu
> > > >
> > > > Compiler
> > > >
> > > > > Collection and GNATS as my compiler under an
> >
> > i386
> >
> > > > > FreeBSD 6.X system. I'm just curious if any
> >
> > ADA
> >
> > > > > programmers out there can point me to some
> >
> > decent
> >
> > > > > books/online resources for learning the basics
> >
> > and
> >
> > > > > more advanced aspects of ADA. They would be
> >
> > most
> >
> > > > > useful if they referenced ADA95 as that
> >
> > appears to
> >
> > > > be
> > > >
> > > > > the standard gnats supports.
> > > > >
> > > > >  I would also be interested in resources that
> > > >
> > > > describe
> > > >
> > > > > integrating (I guess linking is more
> >
> > appropriate
> >
> > > > of a
> > > >
> > > > > term) C/C++ libraries with ADA. This would
> >
> > mostly
> >
> > > > be
> > > >
> > > > > for basic use with X Windows and Motif, GTK,
> >
> > or
> >
> > > > > whatever makes the windows looks nice when I
> >
> > get
> >
> > > > that
> > > >
> > > > > far, and OpenGL rendering, and likely ATLAS
> >
> > for
> >
> > > > > crunching numbers. Unless there exists some
> >
> > ADA
> >
> > > > > libraries for any of the above.
> > > > >
> > > > > I went to Borders today and couldn't find
> >
> > anything
> >
> > > > and
> > > >
> > > > > a search online would comes up with millions
> >
> > of
> >
> > > > books
> > > >
> > > > > that may or may not be useful.
> > > > >
> > > > > I guess I shouldn't be too supprised I
> >
> > couldn't
> >
> > > > even
> > > >
> > > > > seem to find a book on Bind at Borders...
> > > >
> > > > I can't help you with ADA, but the O'Reilly book
> >
> > on
> >
> > > > bind is the best one.
> > > > Borders can order it and get it to you in a
> >
> > couple
> >
> > > > of days. They even get
> > > > them that fast up here in Alaska.
> > > >
> > > > Beech
> > >
> > > thanks, thats the one I was looking for and
> >
> > certain
> >
> > > I'd scene before but no luck tonight. ofcourse I
> >
> > had
> >
> > > no trouble finding the complete freebsd tonight
> >
> > which
> >
> > > is what took me hours to find last time amungst
> >
> > the
> >
> > > books on bind...
> > >
> > > the luck of the irish is a lie...
> > >
> > > does that book cover running bind within a jail?
> >
> > or
> >
> > > just the general configuration of the service?
> >
> > I'm pretty sure it does, but my copy is at the
> > office so I can't say for sure.
> > However, the book  is VERY detailed about all
> > aspects of bind. It really is a
> > must read for anyone serious about running
> > nameservers. For example, it shows
> > you how to split the nameserver so you can resolve
> > your entire inside lan,
> > but outside it will only resolve the servers you
> > choose. It's also is very
> > detailed about how to set up dynamic hosts.
> >
> > Beech
> > --
>
> that is one of the things I wanted to know how to do
> properly... This is Just O'Rielly; Bind or is it one
> of those in a nutshells books. Just want to make sure
> before I pick up the wrong one. I trust it covers
> version 9? if you don't mind and can remember when you
> get back to the office can you send the ISBN just in
> case I need to order it.
>
> or a quick search on Amazon came up with
> DNS and Bind 5th edition
> by Cricket Lui and Paul Albitz
> O'Reilly Publishing
>
> is this the one your refering too?

Yes, that's the right book.

Beech

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