Monday, October 5, 2015

Developing C/C++ Software for IBM AIX (or AIX wannabe)

The following are important documentation for C/C++ developers working on IBM AIX platform. Despite IBM insistence to promote Linux in their product line, AIX and System i line of products still command the mindshare of Enterprise decision makers at the moment. So, for those (un)fortunate enough having to deal with AIX and use C/C++ environment, I found these "redbooks" to be indispensable:
  1. AIX PDFs, basically everything there is to know about IBM AIX. My favorite section is the Technical Reference section though.
  2. Developing and Porting C and C++ Applications on AIX. This one is what it says. DBX is surely explained in there too (for those AIX geeks out there).
Hopefully, this helps those playing around with IBM AIX at the moment. AIX is a little different than Linux or FreeBSD, but it is UNIX after all. Therefore, if your development is gunning for POSIX compliance. You should be fine most of the time.

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