Best Reference Books – Advanced Programming and Unix Environment

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Advanced Programming and Unix Environment subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Advanced Programming and Unix Environment along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Advanced Programming and Unix Environment subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Advanced Programming and Unix Environment" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Thinking In Java” by Eckel

“Thinking In Java” Book Review: This book starts with an introduction to java. This book covers reusing classes, polymorphism, detecting types, concurrency, supplements and resources. This book has examples throughout adapter, bridge, chain of responsibility, command, decorator, facade, factory method and flyweight.
2. “Unix and Shell Programming: A Textbook” by B Forouzan and R Gilberg

“Unix and Shell Programming: A Textbook” Book Review: This book starts with basic commands and programming. This book explains about tools of the powerful UNIX operating system. This book covers korn, C and Bourne shells. This book uses color so students can easily identify the difference between user input and computer output. This book has problems and lab sessions at the end of each chapter.

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3. “Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment” by W Richard Stevens

“Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment” Book Review: This book starts with files, directories and processes. This book also explains about threads, multithreaded programming and socket-based IPC. This book covers POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers and POSIX semaphores. Hundred system calls and functions are explained with complete programs.

4. “The UNIX Programming Environment” by Kernighan & Pike

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“The UNIX Programming Environment” Book Review: This book starts with Introduction to Unix. This book covers basic topics like file systems and shells. This book also explains about use of filters, how to use C for programming robust Unix applications, basics of grep, sed, make and awk.

5. “Unix Command Line and Awk Scripting: Harnessing the Power of Unix and Linux Programming Environments” by Dmitri Petrovic
6. “UNIX Shell Programming Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely be Asked (Job Interview Questions)” by Virbrant Publishers

“UNIX Shell Programming Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely be Asked (Job Interview Questions)” Book Review: This book includes information required for a job search. This book has 276 Unix shell programming questions. This book also has 76 HR interview questions, real life based questions and strategies to respond to interview questions. This book has two aptitude tests.

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7. “Advanced Unix Programming” by Rochkind

“Advanced Unix Programming” Book Review: This book includes POSIX, solaris, linux, freeBSD and darwin. This book explains about interprocess communication, networking, pseudo terminals, asynchronous I/O, advanced signals, realtime and threads. This book has thousands of example code which includes pipelines, redirection and background processes.

8. “Advanced UNIX Programming” by Gay

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“Advanced Unix Programming” Book Review: This book is designed for professional Unix programmers. This book explains about internet processes, interprocess control, file system manipulation and synchronization.This book also explains about files and directories, library functions and some advanced concepts like signals, timers, pipes and processes and pattern matching. This book provides a summary at the end of each topic.

9. “The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook” by Michael Kerrisk

“The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook” Book Review: This book has detailed descriptions of the system cells and library functions. This book has 500 system calls and library functions. This book explains simple topics like file I/O, processes, memory allocation and process credentials. This book also covers signals, threads, interprocess communication, pipes, memory mapping and sockets.

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10. “Advanced Unix Shell Scripting: How to Reduce Your Labor and Increase Your Effectiveness Through Mastery of Unix Shell Scripting” by Praveen Puri
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