The Little Book of Semaphores
by Allen B. Downey
Publisher: Green Tea Press 2016
Number of pages: 291
The Little Book of Semaphores is a free (in both senses of the word) textbook that introduces the principles of synchronization for concurrent programming. In most computer science curricula, synchronization is a module in an Operating Systems class. OS textbooks present a standard set of problems with a standard set of solutions, but most students don't get a good understanding of the material or the ability to solve similar problems. The approach of this book is to identify patterns that are useful for a variety of synchronization problems and then show how they can be assembled into solutions. After each problem, the book offers a hint before showing a solution, giving students a better chance of discovering solutions on their own.
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by Allen B. Downey - Green Tea Press
The book includes material from operating systems, networks, databases, and embedded systems, emphasizing the topics programmers need to know. It does not assume that you have studied Computer Architecture. As we go along, I'll explain what we need.
by Max Hailperin - Gustavus Adolphus College
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by Jelena Mamcenko - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
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by Samy Pesse - GitHub
Online book about how to write a computer operating system in C/C++ from scratch. The goal is to build a very simple UNIX-based operating system, not just a 'proof-of-concept'. The OS should be able to boot, start a userland shell, and be extensible.