April 7, 2005
TechBookReport on 'Advanced Unix Programming'
TBR writes "The Unix landscape has changed beyond all recognition in the years since the first edition of this book appeared. In recognition of that fact Marc Rochkind has pretty much completely re-written his classic 'Advanced Unix Programming'. So don't be fooled by the fact that it's tagged as a 'second edition', this is effectively a new book with the same title. The Unix world is a lot more complicated now, both in terms of flavours (think Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and so on), and also in terms of the sheer size of the kernel - the author states that the first edition covered around 70 system calls, this one covers more than 300."