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C++ System Programming Cookbook

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C++ System Programming Cookbook

Overview of this book

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++.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Technical requirements

In order to let you try the programs right from the start, we've set up a Docker image that has all the tools and libraries we'll need throughout the book. It is based on Ubuntu 19.04.

In order to set it up, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the Docker Engine from www.docker.com.
  2. Pull the image from Docker
    Hub: docker pull kasperondocker/system_programming_cookbook:latest
  1. The image should now be available. Type in the following command to view the image: docker images
  2. You should have this image now: kasperondocker/system_programming_cookbook
  3. Run the Docker image with an interactive shell with the help of the following command: docker run -it --cap-add sys_ptrace kasperondocker/system_programming_cookbook:latest /bin/bash
  4. The shell on the running container is now available. Use root@39a5a8934370...
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