USING C IN SOFTWARE DESIGN, 2E
First published in 1993, this book provides a creative approach to learning C by emphasizing software engineering in C.
1. All material has been class-tested.
2. The book avoids most implementation-specific language features.
3. A software project is introduced early in the book and appears throughout as new features of C are covered.
4. A separate chapter on larger programming using the “make” facility or the Visual Studio “project” for separate compilation is included.
5. A few programs are deliberately seeded with errors to help create programs that work correctly.
6. Special emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of user-defined libraries.
7. A brief introduction to C++ is included.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN UNIX, 2E
The first edition was published in 1994 by John Wiley and was a Alternate Main Selection of the Newbridge Book Club. It stayed in print for thirteen years, an eternity in the computing literature.
End users, application programmers, system programmers, and system administrators often had difficulties in making programs and utilities work across different UNIX and Linux variants, due to differences in file system organization, locations of critical configuration files, and how system calls operate. Many current software applications are built using existing software components that are either partially or entirely reused and use both older and newer system calls.
There are 11 chapters: Introduction to UNIX, The User Interface, Input and Output, UNIX File Systems, Introduction to Processes, Memory and Process Management, Introduction to Interprocess Communication, The System V IPC Package, Signals, Sockets, and RPC, IPC Comparison, and Fault-Tolerant UNIX Software.