C++ System Programming Cookbook: Practical recipes for Linux system-level programming using the latest C++ features
C++ is the preferred language for system programming due to its efficient low-level computation, data abstraction, and object-oriented features. System programming is about designing and writing computer programs that interact closely with the underlying operating system and allow computer hardware to interface with the programmer and the user. The C++ System Programming Cookbook will serve as a reference for developers who want to have ready-to-use solutions for the essential aspects of system programming using the latest C++ standards wherever possible.
This C++ book starts out by giving you an overview of system programming and refreshing your C++ knowledge. Moving ahead, you will learn how to deal with threads and processes, before going on to discover recipes for how to manage memory. The concluding chapters will then help you understand how processes communicate and how to interact with the console (console I/O). Finally, you will learn how to deal with time interfaces, signals, and CPU scheduling.
By the end of the book, you will become adept at developing robust systems applications using C++.
Onorato Vaticone is a software engineer with over 18 years of experience. A C++ expert, he has deep, system-level programming experience. An Agile coach and XP advocate, TDD and Simple Design are his everyday tools. He has worked on real-time systems (defense and energy transmission) with C++. During this time, he learned to write multiplatform code. Early in his career, he realized that a form of agility was needed. He holds an MSc in cloud computing and a BSc in computer engineering and software. He finds learning how things work under the hood to be fascinating!
- Getting Started with System Programming
- Revisiting C++
- Dealing with Processes and Threads
- Deep Dive into Memory Management
- Using Mutexes, Semaphores, and Condition Variables
- Pipes, First-In First-Out (FIFO), Message Queues, and Shared Memory
- Network Programming
- Dealing with Console I/O and Files
- Dealing with Time Interfaces
- Managing Signals