Beginning Linux Programming

ISBN-10: 0470147628

ISBN-13: 9780470147627

Edition: 4th 2008

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Description: Building on the proven success of the previous editions Beginning Linux Programming, Fourth Edition continues its unique approach to teaching UNIX programming in a simple and structured way on the Linux platform. Through the use of detailed and realistic examples, the reader learns by doing, and is able to move from being a Linux beginner to creating custom applications in Linux. The book introduces fundamental concepts beginning with the basics of writing Unix programs in C, and including material on basic system calls, file I/O, interprocess communication (for getting programs to work together), and shell programming. Parallel to this, the book introduces the toolkits and libraries for working with user interfaces, from simpler terminal mode applications to X and GTK+ for graphical user interfaces. Advanced topics are covered in detail such as processes, pipes, semaphores, socket programming, using MySQL, writing applications for the GNOME or the KDE desktop, writing device drivers, POSIX Threads, and kernel programming for the latest Linux Kernel. Extensive new content will be added to the GNOME, KDE, and Kernel coverage to accomodate significant changes to these technologies.

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

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Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Getting Started
Shell Programming
Working with Files
The Linux Environment
Terminals
Managing Text-Based Screens with curses
Data Management
MySQL
Development Tools
Debugging
Processes and Signals
POSIX Threads
Inter-Process Communication: Pipes
Semaphores, Shared Memory, and Message Queues
Sockets
Programming GNOME Using GTK+
Programming KDE Using Qt
Standards for Linux
Index
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