"The Linux Programming Interface--New from No Starch Press The
New, Definitive Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
"San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2010--"The Linux Programming
Interface" (No Starch Press, October 2010, 1552 pp., $99.95, ISBN
9781593272203) is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX
programming interface--the interface employed by nearly every
application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system. In this
extraordinarily thorough work, Michael Kerrisk, longtime maintainer
of the Linux man-pages project, explains the "how and why" of using
the hundreds of system calls and library functions needed to master
system programming. A large number of example programs, tables, and
diagrams round out the discussion.
"It can be difficult and time-consuming to learn how to develop
system programs for Linux. It's not unusual for programmers to
scour several manuals--or hundreds of web pages--before finding the
information they need. According to Michael Kerrisk, "'The Linux
Programming Interface' is the book I wanted when I first switched
from UNIX to predominantly working in Linux more than a decade
ago." He added that it is "...a broad and deep system programming
book that covers Linux-specific details while also clearly
delineating standard features available on all UNIX systems. Long
before I completed writing this book, it had already become my own
primary system programming reference."
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