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If you are a GNU/Linux application developer then this book is for you. It is divided into six parts explaining the different aspects of GNU/Linux Programming. The book starts off with the introduction to GNU/Linux, which is helpful if you are a beginner. 

The author discusses GNU/Linux architecture and process module. GNU tools are also discussed in the second part of the book. The book introduces programmers to the environment form lowest layers, which include kernel, device drivers and modules to the user layer, which includes applications, libraries and tools. This book can be useful for learning file handling, pipes and sockets, processes and POSIX threads. 

It not only focuses on Linux APIs, but also covers GNU tools and libraries that make Linux programming. You will get a variety of useful APIs for process management, shared memory, message queues, semaphores, POSIX, file handling, sockets and more. The book also explores the multi-process and multi-threaded programming APIs including debugging applications with the GNU debugger.Lastly, the book closes with a chapter on code hardening techniques. You will also get a CD with this book, which carries code snippets for all the detailed APIs and figures from the book. In all, a useful resource for those developing GNU-based apps. 

Author: M. Tim Jones
Price: Rs 349
Pages: 486 
Distributor: Wiley-Dreamtech India, Delhi. Tel: 23260877. E-mail:
RQS# E89 or SMS 130989 to 9811800601

Sukhsagar Prajapati

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