|| ||"Fox, Heather" <Heather_Fox-AT-prenhall.com>|
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|| ||New Book: Addison-Wesley Publishes Second Edition of Advanced Pro
gramming in the UNIX Environment [Richard Stevens; Stephen Rago]|
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Addison-Wesley Professional Announces Publication of Second Edition of
Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment;
W. Richard Stevens' Original Classic Fully Updated & Expanded by UNIX System V Developer Stephen A.
Upper Saddle River, NJ (July, 2005): Addison-Wesley, the leading publisher of advanced technology
books, announces the release of the Second Edition of Advanced Programming in the UNIX( Environment
-- considered the definitive reference book for professional UNIX systems programmers-- originally
authored by W. Richard Stevens, and now comprehensively revised and expanded by Stephen A. Rago
[Addison-Wesley Professional, copyright 2005 Pearson Education, Inc., ISBN 0-201-43307-9].
Building on the legendary work of Rich Stevens (the First Edition of Advanced Programming in the
UNIX Environment published in 1992), co-Author Stephen Rago-- himself one of the Bell Labs
developers who built UNIX System V Release 4, and a technical reviewer for the book's First
Edition-- has now updated this Second Edition for the latest technical advances and to add support
for the leading UNIX and Linux platforms. Examples-including more than 10,000 lines of
downloadable, ISO C source code and more than 400 system calls and functions- have been tested on
the most popular UNIX/Linux platforms, including: FreeBSD 5.2.1; the Linux 2.4.22 kernel; Solaris
9; and Darwin 7.4.0, the FreeBSD/Mach hybrid underlying Apple's Mac OS X 10.3.
A sample of the additions covered within this second edition include:
* New chapters on threads and multithreaded programming
* Using the socket interface to drive interprocess communication [IPC]
* Comprehensive coverage of the interfaces added to the latest version of the POSIX.1 standard
* Platform-specific notes describing where each of the four operating systems differ in their
respective implementations of standard interfaces
The Second Edition numbers 927 pages and consists of 21 chapters, 3 Appendices, and a comprehensive
The book will be available through major chain and independent booksellers nationwide and through
online vendors at a suggested retail price of US $74.99. To learn more about the book, visit
http://www.awprofessional.com/title/0201433079, or contact Addison-Wesley Professional Publicist
Heather Fox at 201-236-7139 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The late W. Richard Stevens was the acclaimed author of UNIX Network Programming, Volumes 1 and 2,
as well as TCP/IP Illustrated, Volumes 1-3, and the First Edition of Advanced Programming in the
Stephen Rago is the author of UNIX System V Network Programming. He was one of the Bell
Laboratories developers who built UNIX System V Release 4. Rago currently works as a manager at
EMC, specializing in file servers and file systems.
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