Linux Programming by Example

Linux Programming by Example

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Linux Programming By Example introduces programmers with some background in C but no knowledge of the specifics of Linux programming to the fundamentals of Linux system programming and application development. Topics covered include using GNU development tools, system programming, file handling in Linux, interprocess communication, network programming, application programming interfaces, debugging and memory management, and version control and software distribution.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 929.86g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789722151
  • 9780789722157

Table of contents

Introduction.
I. THE LINUX PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT.

1. Compiling Programs.
2. Controlling the Build Process-GNU make.
3. About the Project.
II. SYSTEM PROGRAMMING.

4. Processes.
5. Signals.
6. System Calls.
7. Basic Linux File Handling.
8. Advanced Linux File Handling.
9. Daemons.
III. LINUX APIS (APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE).

10. The Database API.
11. Screen Manipulation with ncurses.
12. Advanced ncurses Programming.
13. The Sound API: OSS/Free.
14. Creating and Using Programming Libraries.
IV. INTERPROCESS COMMUNICATION.

15. Pipes and FIFOs.
16. Shared Memory.
17. Semaphores and Message Queues.
18. TCP/IP and Socket Programming.
V. LINUX PROGRAMMING UTILITIES.

19. Tracking Source Code Changes: The Revision Control System.
20. A Debugging Toolkit.
21. Software Distribution.
22. Programming Project: A Music CD Database.
VI. APPENDIXES.

A: Additional Resources.
B: Additional Programming Tools.
Index.
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About Kurt Wall

Kurt Wall has been using UNIX since 1993 and has been hooked on Linux for nearly as long. He currently maintains the Informix on Linux FAQ and is President of the International Informix Users Group's Linux Special Interest Group. He is Vice President of the Salt Lake Linux Users Group, where he recently gave a presentation on Linux and databases. Formerly employed with US West, Kurt now writes and edits full time. He recently completed his first book, Linux Programming Unleashed.
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