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Extreme C

By : Kamran Amini
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Book Image

Extreme C

5 (1)
By: Kamran Amini

Overview of this book

There’s a lot more to C than knowing the language syntax. The industry looks for developers with a rigorous, scientific understanding of the principles and practices. Extreme C will teach you to use C’s advanced low-level power to write effective, efficient systems. This intensive, practical guide will help you become an expert C programmer. Building on your existing C knowledge, you will master preprocessor directives, macros, conditional compilation, pointers, and much more. You will gain new insight into algorithm design, functions, and structures. You will discover how C helps you squeeze maximum performance out of critical, resource-constrained applications. C still plays a critical role in 21st-century programming, remaining the core language for precision engineering, aviations, space research, and more. This book shows how C works with Unix, how to implement OO principles in C, and fully covers multi-processing. In Extreme C, Amini encourages you to think, question, apply, and experiment for yourself. The book is essential for anybody who wants to take their C to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Bazel

Bazel is a build system developed at Google to address the internal need to have a fast and scalable build system that can build any project no matter what the programming language is. Bazel supports building C, C++, Java, Go, and Objective-C projects. More than that, it can be used to build Android and iOS projects.

Bazel became open source around 2015. It is a build system, so it can be compared with Make and Ninja, but not CMake. Almost all of Google's open source projects use Bazel for their builds. For example, we can name Bazel itself, gRPC, Angular, Kubernetes, and TensorFlow.

Bazel is written in Java. It is famous for parallel and scalable builds, and it really makes a difference in big projects. Parallel builds are also available in Make and Ninja, both by passing the -j option (Ninja is parallel by default, however).

Note:

The official documentation of Bazel can be found here: https://docs.bazel.build/versions/master/bazel-overview...