Don Bolinger is a software engineer in the Research Institute of the
Open Software Foundation, where he works with the Mach microkernel and
serverized UNIX systems. He has labored on, in, and under various
UNIX-like environments for around 15 years. His first exposure to
project control came long ago via an m4-based front-end to make, which
demonstrated how easy and useful (not to say necessary) it is to write
such extensions under UNIX. Subsequent work on many other tools taught
him the value of discipline and a healthy respect for prior art, both
of which he hopes this book manages to pass along.
Don got his B.A. in English from Yale University, and finds natural
languages just as engaging as the programming kind. He enjoys French
history, culture, and wine (not necessarily in that order).