Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition

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Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition Author W. Richard Stevens
ISBN-10 0321637739
ISBN-13 9780321637734
Year 2013-05-24
Pages 1024
Language English
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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For more than twenty years serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical in depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels W Richard Stevens Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment Now once again Richs colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work The new third edition supports todays leading platforms reflects new technical advances and best practices and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable Building on Richs pioneering work he begins with files directories and processes carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques such as signal handling and terminal I O He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming and socket based IPC This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces including POSIX asynchronous I O spin locks barriers and POSIX semaphores Most obsolete interfaces have been removed except for a few that are ubiquitous Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms Solaris 10 Mac OS X version 10 6 8 Darwin 10 8 0 FreeBSD 8 0 and Ubuntu version 12 04 based on Linux 3 2 As in previous editions youll learn through examples including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable ISO C source code More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage arguments and return values To tie together what youve learned the book presents several chapter length case studies each reflecting contemporary environments Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power performance and reliability Now updated for todays systems this third edition will be even more valuable

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