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UNIX Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads: Communication, Concurrency and Threads, 2nd Edition


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The Second Edition of a UNIX programming classic that shows how to design complex software to get the best from the UNIX operating system.

° Learn UNIX essentials with a concentration on communication, concurrency, and multithreading techniques

° Full of ideas on how to design and implement good software along with unique projects throughout

° Excellent companion to Stevens' Advanced UNIX System Programming


  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 912
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-442407-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-442407-1

UNIX Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency, and Threads by Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins

  • UNIX processes, files, and special files
  • Signals and timers
  • POSIX threads, semaphores, and IPC
  • TCP, UDP, multicast, and the Web
  • Features projects on Internet radio, server performance, timers, web caching, and shells

Learn how to design and implement reliable UNIX software whether you are using Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, or another POSIX-based system.

This completely updated classic (originally titled Practical UNIX Programming) demonstrates how to design complex software to get the most from the UNIX operating system. UNIX Systems Programming provides a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the essentials of UNIX programming. Starting with short code snippets that illustrate how to use system calls, Robbins and Robbins move quickly to hands-on projects that help readers expand their skill levels.

This practical guide thoroughly explores communication, concurrency,and multithreading. Known for its comprehensive and lucid explanationsof complicated topics such as signals and concurrency, the bookfeatures practical examples, exercises, reusable code, and simplifiedlibraries for use in network communication applications.

A self-contained reference that relies on the latest UNIX standards,UNIX Systems Programming provides thorough coverage of files, signals,semaphores, POSIX threads, and client-server communication. Thisedition features all-new chapters on the Web, UDP, and serverperformance. The sample material has been tested extensively in theclassroom.


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Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458


ISBN: 0-13-042411-0

Sample Content

Table of Contents


 1. Technologys Impact on Programs.
 2. Programs, Processes and Threads.
 3. Processes in UNIX.
 4. UNIX I/O.
 5. Files and Directories.
 6. UNIX Special Files.
 7. Project: The Token Ring.
 8. Signals.


 9. Times and Timers.
10. Project: Virtual Timers.
11. Project: Cracking Shells.


12. POSIX Threads.
13. Thread Synchronization.
14. Critical Sections and Semaphores.
16. Project: Producer Consumer Synchronization.
17. Project: The Not Too Parallel Virtual Machine.


18. Connection-Oriented Communication.
19. Project: WWWRedirection.
20. Connectionless Communication and Multicast.
21. Project: Internet Radio.
22. Project: Server Performance.


Appendix A. UNIX Fundamentals.
Appendix B. Restart Library.
Appendix C. UICI Implementation.
Appendix D. Logging Functions.
Appendix E. POSIX Extensions.
Program Index.


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