July 21st, 2024


John Levine has been writing books on computer-related topics for 20 years. Representative books include:

  • The Internet for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2010). Originally published in 1993 and now in its 12th edition, this remains the best selling book about the Internet, and the a popular way for new users to get on-line.

  • flex and bison flex & bison describes two popular tools used for writing compilers and text analysis tools. It is a revised edition to the classic 1992 lex & yacc, which we think stayed in print longer than any other computer trade book.

  • Qmail (O'Reilly, 2004). This book guides network and server managers through the process of installing the qmail package and configuring it for a variety of e-mail applications.

  • Mobile Internet for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2008). A topical For Dummies book just about using the Internet from phones and other mobile devices. It includes advice on using popular mobile services including the Web and E-mail, popular applications including search, instant-messaging, and online entertainment, along with a unique section on creating your own online mobile presence.

  • Linkers and Loaders (Morgan Kaufmann/Academic, 2000). Linkers and loaders are programming development tools that have been in use since the late 1940s but, remarkably, never the subject of a book until now. This book quickly became the standard reference on the topic.

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