The book is designed for all Web professionals interested in deploying and administering a Web server with Mac OS X. The Mac OS X Web Server Handbook is also targeted to the average Mac user who wants to take advantage of Mac OS X, in order to combine the simplicity of the Mac with rock-solid Unix foundations to serve up dynamic, interactive Web sites, according to Mike Meehan, executive editor for Prentice Hall PTR, a source of computer science and engineering books and software.
“Mac OS X combines the simplicity and elegance of the Mac OS with the reliability and performance of UNIX, making it the new Web server platform of choice for millions of Mac and non-Mac users alike,” he added in a statement.
The handbook — which has a list price of US$39.99 — covers the basics as well as advanced topics including: scripting, Web application development and e-commerce; security and administration techniques; e-mail, databases, list servers, and search engines; streaming media and collaboration tools; guestbooks, forums, and chats.
Hart is a science writer, editor, and Web developer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He is the primary author of the “Mac OS 8 Web Server Cookbook” (Prentice Hall PTR, 1999) and author of the “Cross-Platform Mac Handbook” (Prentice Hall PTR, 2000).
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