Rich Rosen

Rich Rosen

Web application architect, author, gadfly

Areas of Expertise:

  • Java
  • Web application development
  • Mac OS X
  • Relational databases
  • Digital music production

Rich Rosen is one of the co-authors (along with Brian Jepson and Ernie Rothman) of the fourth edition of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks, which was published in the fall of 2008. He has been actively working with Macs for over twenty years, currently using a Mac mini as his home server, an iMac as the centerpiece of his home recording studio, and a MacBook for live musical performance and writing.

Rich has also collaborated with Leon Shklar on Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols & Practices, a textbook on advanced Web application development that had its second edition published in the spring of 2009. He began his career eons ago at Bell Labs, where his work with relational databases, Unix, and the Internet prepared him well for the world of Web application development. He currently works at Wireless Generation in Brooklyn, NY where he is a Senior Software Developer. Rich holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and he lives in New Jersey with his wife, Celia, whose singing provides a sweet counterpoint to the cacophony he produces in his studio.

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Mac OS X for Unix Geeks (Leopard) Mac OS X for Unix Geeks (Leopard)
by Ernest E. Rothman, Brian Jepson, Rich Rosen
Fourth Edition September 2008
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

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How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

Photo-Development Challenge Results #2: Statues

May 22 2015

It's been three months to the day since I posted "Photo-Development Challenge: Inspire Me and Others With Your Artistic Interpretation", and I'm mortified that it's only the second set of results that I'm finally getting around to sharing (the first having been "Hillside Temple Buildings" 2½ months ago). In retrospect,… read more

Ask the Readers: Will higher interest rates make you save more money?

May 22 2015

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Interest rates are expected to rise later in 2015. What will you do with this information? You could make the case that you haven’t missed much if you didn’t keep your money in a savings account over the last few years. But still,… read more

Four short links: 22 May 2015

May 22 2015

GM: That Car You Bought, We’re Really the Ones Who Own It — GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument … read more

"Success in publising depends upon knowing your potential readers and meeting their needs. Seldom has a book illustrated this principle so clearly as Mac OS X for UNIX Geeks. Within the first page we learn how to change the behavior of bash to conform to POSIX 1003, I standard. By this point the casual browser knows exactly whether they will purchase the book or not. "
--Gavin Inglis, UKUUG Newsletter March 2009

"It's a fast read that assumes--as the title implies--rather a lot of UNIX knowledge. With that requirement satisfied and this book in hand, you're likely to discover aspects of Aqua more quickly than you otherwise would have."
--Mirko Zorz, (IN) SECURE Magazine

"Mac OS X for Unix Geeks is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in tapping into the power behind OS X, from geeks to firmly established command-line pros."
--Chris Seibold, author of Big Book of Apple Hacks