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Interprocess Communications in Linux The Nooks and Crannies by John Shapley Gray

Interprocess Communications in Linux The Nooks and Crannies


Interprocess Communications in Linux The Nooks and Crannies by John Shapley Gray

Understanding the concepts of processes and interprocess communications (IPC) is fundamental to developing software for Linux. This book zeroes right in on the key techniques of processes and interprocess communication - from primitive communications to the complexities of sockets. It covers every aspect of UNIX/Linux interprocess communications in sufficient detail to allow experienced programmers to begin writing useful code immediately. The book also includes a precise description of the basics of network programming that make this one of the best introductory books on UNIX/Linux network programming using sockets. Grey explains exactly what processes are, how they are generated, how they can access their own environments, and how they can communicate with other processes. From beginning to end, the book truly leads you through the nooks and crannies of UNIX - making you a dramatically more effective programmer. Rave reviews for UNIX companion volume-- I really like this book!!! Concepts that I only vaguely understood now make complete sense to me! The sample code and exercises are so good, they seem to clamp down on the concepts like a vise grip... S. Lee Henry, Johns Hopkins University.

About the Author

JOHN SHAPLEY GRAY is Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Interactive Information Technology degree program at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, and principal of Gray Software Development. Gray has been actively involved with UNIX and its derivatives for over 20 years; his course on UNIX internals has become legendary amongst students and developers throughout the greater Hartford area. He is author of the best-selling Interprocess Communications in UNIX, Second Edition, and co-author of C++ Programmer's Notebook.

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Publication date

13th January 2003


John Shapley Gray

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Prentice Hall an imprint of Pearson Education (US)


624 pages


Computer networking & communications



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