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Linux System Programming

Linux System Programming

Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library

Amit's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 30, 2013 Amit Saha wrote: Right level of detail and introduction to system programming on Linux
In this book, the author discusses some of the most important topics that one would want to learn about when venturing into the area of “system programming” on Linux. He introduces the topics in a friendly manner adding some fun anecdotes from time to time (what does the “c” in calloc() stand for?). At various places, the reader is given a peek under the hood (for example, pause() is one of the simplest system calls implemented) which can only make the curious reader happy and itchy to download the kernel source code and start grepping. The book includes code examples throughout and hence if you are learning a topic for the first time, these are very useful starting points. Full Review >

Python Cookbook

Python Cookbook

Amit's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 7, 2013 Amit Saha wrote:
Authors do a great job and while you won't perhaps benefit from reading this book page to page, but you may certainly as well, since you will most likely learn new things all throughout. All in all great book, must have! Full Review >

Understanding and Using C Pointers

Understanding and Using C Pointers

Amit's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 14, 2013 Amit Saha wrote: Fantastic, must have for the C programmer.
The book is absolutely fantastic and if you have anything to do with C or simply wanted to read an entire book on pointers, this is it. You will learn a number of new things, and suddenly a number of pointer mysteries will be demystified. Full Review >

Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby

Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby

Amit's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On May 8, 2013 Amit Saha wrote: Fails in its objective.
Overall, the book could do with treatment of more computer science focused topics, as it happens to be the objective of the book. Full Review >

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