Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Unix Programming. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

The Linux Programming Interface (TLPI) is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interface—the interface employed by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system. In this authoritative work, Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk provides detailed descriptions of the system calls and library functions that you need in order to master the craft of system programming, and accompanies his explanations with clear, complete example programs. You'll find descriptions of over 500 system calls and library functions, and more than 200 example programs, 88 tables, and 115 diagrams. You'll learn how to: –Read and write files efficiently –Use signals, clocks, and timers –Create processes and execute programs –Write secure programs –Write multithreaded programs using POSIX threads –Build and use shared libraries –Perform interprocess communication using pipes, message queues, shared memory, and semaphores –Write network applications with the sockets API While The Linux Programming Interface covers a wealth of Linux-specific features, including epoll , inotify , and the /proc file system, its emphasis on UNIX standards (POSIX.1-2001/SUSv3 and POSIX.1-2008/SUSv4) makes it equally valuable to programmers working on other UNIX platforms. The Linux Programming Interface is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the Linux and UNIX programming interface, and a book that's destined to become a new classic.

  • Author: Michael Kerrisk
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1st edition (October 28, 2010)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
  • ISBN: 978-1593272203
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 2.29 x 9.56 inches

                 

2. Linux for Beginners: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Learn Linux Operating System and Master Linux Command Line. Contains Self-Evaluation Tests to Verify Your Learning Level


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

Are you looking for a complete guide which enables you to use Linux and manage shell Linux like a pro? Are you struggling to navigate among all the Linux distributions out there and finding hard to define the best one for your needs? Do you want to evaluate your learning level step by step? Linux is without doubt the most powerful operating system in the world. Yes, you may think Windows and macOS are powerful operating systems owing to the fact that they control much of the PC market but I have some stats that will change your perspective: As of 2021 100% of the world’s supercomputers run on Linux 23 of the top 25 websites in the world run on Linux 96.3% of the world’s top 1 million servers run on Linux 90% of the world’s cloud infrastructure operates on Linux All the best cloud hosts run on Linux I believe you now appreciate just how Linux is not really given as much credit for running the world behind the scenes and have even greater motivation to learn it. The book discusses the ins and outs of Linux in a beginner friendly style to make your learning process frustration free, as the book does not assume you know anything about Linux. More precisely, this book will teach you: The basics, including what an operating system is, what Linux is, how it has evolved over the years, how Linux works, the architecture of Linux, files hierarchy in Linux as well as the system architecture in Linux  Benefits of using Linux as an operating system Linux distributions, including how to choose a distribution from the different distributions available, depending on your unique needs How to use Linux text editors How to install Linux on Virtual Machines on Windows 10 How to install Linux on Virtual Machines on MacOS The concept of shells in linux, including what is a shell, how to gain access to the shell, the different types of shell, shell scripting along with basic command line editing How to unleash the full power of different commands in Linux to maximize your user experience How to set up access levels and assign users different privileges in Linux, including the different types of users in Linux and more How to make the most use of Linux for network administration Some great Linux alternatives to some of the popular Windows applications And much more Even if you’ve never used Linux before but want to learn it, to add it to your skillset and possibly start using it for networking, programming or even just simple web browsing, you will find this book helpful. Lucky for you, the book takes an easy to follow, beginner friendly approach to introduce you everything, beginner or advanced, to ensure you start applying what you learn right away.  PS: To help you learn even faster, there is a quiz at the end of every chapter along with answers shortly after to help you test your understanding of the concepts you will have learned in that chapter. If you want to learn Linux but don’t know where to start… Click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!

  • Author: Ethem Mining
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1671228085
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches

                 

3. Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification.   Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Rich’s pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.   This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous. Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms: Solaris 10, Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu version 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2).   As in previous editions, you’ll learn through examples, including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable, ISO C source code. More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what you’ve learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each reflecting contemporary environments.   Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for today’s systems, this third edition will be even more valuable.

  • Author: W. Stevens
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 3rd edition (May 14, 2013)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0321637734
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.25 x 9.05 inches

                 

4. Learning the UNIX Operating System, Fifth Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

If you are new to Unix, this concise book will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. Unix was one of the first operating systems written in C, a high-level programming language, and its natural portability and low price made it a popular choice among universities. Initially, two main dialects of Unix existed: one produced by AT&T known as System V, and one developed at UC Berkeley and known as BSD. In recent years, many other dialects have been created, including the highly popular Linux operating system and the new Mac OS X (a derivative of BSD). Learning the Unix Operating System is a handy book for someone just starting with Unix or Linux, and it's an ideal primer for Mac and PC users of the Internet who need to know a little about Unix on the systems they visit. The fifth edition is the most effective introduction to Unix in print, covering Internet usage for email, file transfers, web browsing, and many major and minor updates to help the reader navigate the ever-expanding capabilities of the operating system: In response to the popularity of Linux, the book now focuses on the popular bash shell preferred by most Linux users. Since the release of the fourth edition, the Internet and its many functions has become part of most computer user's lives. A new chapter explains how to use ftp, pine for mail, and offers useful knowledge on how to surf the web. Today everyone is concerned about security. With this in mind, the author has included tips throughout the text on security basics, especially in the Internet and networking sections. The book includes a completely updated quick reference card to make it easier for the reader to access the key functions of the command line.

  • Author: Jerry Peek
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Fifth edition (November 13, 2001)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0596002619
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.46 x 9 inches

                 

5. The Art of UNIX Programming (The Addison-Wesley Professional Computng Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.

  • Author: Eric Raymond
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 1st edition (September 23, 2003)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0131429017
  • Dimensions: 7.09 x 1.18 x 9.06 inches

                 



6. Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

O'Reilly's bestselling book on Linux's bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell.As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it's what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn't. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides.If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn: How to install bash as your login shell The basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings How to customize your shell environment without programming The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells Debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security

  • Author: Cameron Newham
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Third edition (April 19, 2005)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
  • ISBN: 978-0596009656
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.19 inches

                 

7. UNIX Network Programming: Networking APIs: Sockets and XTI; Volume 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

An introductory tutorial or class text and a reference for experienced programmers. Revised from the 1990 edition by using ANSI C for all examples, expanding and rearranging much of the material, dropping the explanation of UNIX, describing the Posix interface, some terminology change, and covering several new topics. It has also been divided into at least three volumes; the second probably on IPC: interprocess communications and the third on applications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

  • Author: W. Richard Stevens
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; Subsequent edition (January 15, 1998)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-0134900124
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 1.5 x 9.75 inches

                 

8. Art of UNIX Programming, The


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.

  • Author: Eric S. Raymond
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (September 23, 2003)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming

                 

9. Hands-On System Programming with C++: Build performant and concurrent Unix and Linux systems with C++17


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

A hands-on guide to making system programming with C++ easy Key Features Write system-level code leveraging C++17 Learn the internals of the Linux Application Binary Interface (ABI) and apply it to system programming Explore C++ concurrency to take advantage of server-level constructs Book Description C++ is a general-purpose programming language with a bias toward system programming as it provides ready access to hardware-level resources, efficient compilation, and a versatile approach to higher-level abstractions. This book will help you understand the benefits of system programming with C++17. You will gain a firm understanding of various C, C++, and POSIX standards, as well as their respective system types for both C++ and POSIX. After a brief refresher on C++, Resource Acquisition Is Initialization (RAII), and the new C++ Guideline Support Library (GSL), you will learn to program Linux and Unix systems along with process management. As you progress through the chapters, you will become acquainted with C++'s support for IO. You will then study various memory management methods, including a chapter on allocators and how they benefit system programming. You will also explore how to program file input and output and learn about POSIX sockets. This book will help you get to grips with safely setting up a UDP and TCP server/client. Finally, you will be guided through Unix time interfaces, multithreading, and error handling with C++ exceptions. By the end of this book, you will be comfortable with using C++ to program high-quality systems. What you will learn Understand the benefits of using C++ for system programming Program Linux/Unix systems using C++ Discover the advantages of Resource Acquisition Is Initialization (RAII) Program both console and file input and output Uncover the POSIX socket APIs and understand how to program them Explore advanced system programming topics, such as C++ allocators Use POSIX and C++ threads to program concurrent systems Grasp how C++ can be used to create performant system applications Who this book is for If you are a fresh developer with intermediate knowledge of C++ but little or no knowledge of Unix and Linux system programming, this book will help you learn system programming with C++ in a practical way. Table of Contents Getting Started with System Programming Learning the C, C++17 and POSIX Standards System Types for C++ and POSIX C++, RAII and the GSL Refresher Programming Linux / Unix System Learning to Program Console Input / Output A Comprehensive Look at Memory Management Learning to Program File Input / Output A Hands-On Approach to Allocators Programming POSIX Sockets using C++ Time Interfaces in Unix Learn to Program POSIX and C++ Threads Error Handling with Exceptions

  • Author: Dr. Rian Quinn
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing; 1st edition (December 26, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology

                 

10. UNIX Shell Programming Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked (Job Interview Questions)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Unix Programming - August 2021

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  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology