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New book: "The Linux Programming Interface"

Oct 02, 2010, 15:03 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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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