John Calcote

John Calcote is a Senior Software Engineer and Architect at Novell, Inc. He's been writing and developing portable networking and system-level software for nearly 20 years and is active in developing, debugging, and analyzing diverse open source software packages. He is currently a project administrator of the OpenSLP, OpenXDAS, and DNX projects (open source software available at, as well as the Novell-sponsored FLAIM database project (open source software available at

Autotools Autotools (No Starch)
by John Calcote
July 2010
Print: $44.95
Ebook: $35.95

"The book has plenty of variable reference tables, command line input/output examples and switches, Bourne shell scripts, Macro printouts, best practice recommendations and honest recognition of the passion that developers have about their tools. This refreshing approach shows how the author is in tune with the real world practices and curmudgeons who are resistant to change."
--Mike Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk