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Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue by Josha Stella

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Ever-Evolving Operating Systems

With only a few pages here to devote to OS development, you’re presented with a highly targeted overview. Per Brinch Hansen’s Classic Operating Systems: From Batch Processing to Distributed Systems [Han01] is a particularly strong history in a field of strong histories and a recommendation for those who want further study. Operating systems as we know them were conceptually developed in the 1950s and 1960s. This was a period of rapid innovation in computing as computers went from specialized behemoths the size of a large room to general-purpose mainframes and minicomputers. Just as individual computers were in a state of rapid innovation, with new types of hardware appearing constantly, we are now in such a period ...

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