It's not clear from the headline, but version 1. I took the class this textbook is used for a couple of years ago at UW.
Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces
Andrea was a fantastic teacher and it was the easiest presentation of the material I'd ever found! Seriously, read this textbook. It's full of wit and information. This is a really really good book on Operating Systems. I was looking for the dinosaur os book in this thread! This is the best book on os handsdown.
Does anybody know smiliar kinds of books for computer science subjects. Surely this is some kind of joke. What, a college textbook that doesn't require the purchase of a new edition every year, or local insert that isn't part of the public text, or online homework code? Yeah, right. NegativeLatency 9 months ago. Sophomore year of college I released that I could buy a nice iPad, torrent my course books, and come out ahead. The online homework code is such a racket. I took Remzi's one of the authors advanced os course when I was in Wisc as a graduate student 8 years ago.
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I would say it's the best course I've ever had. Free-Space Management. Feb 6, Paging: Introduction 3, 4. Feb 16, Paging: Smaller Tables. Feb 18, Log-structured File Systems. May 3, Question 5. Mar 2, Concurrency: An Introduction. Mar 4, Interlude: Thread API. Mar 6, Locks 10 - Mar 9, Common Concurrency Problems. Apr 13, May 18, Apr 11, Hard Disk Drives Questions 1 - 6. Apr 23, Hard Disk Drives 7 - Apr 24, Andrea C. A book about modern operating systems. Topics are broken down into three major conceptual pieces: Virtualization, Concurrency, and Persistence.
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The casual voice works well, warming me up to the author and easing me into the topic. This is exactly what a textbook should be: Dense in information and approachable in voice.
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Nov 02, Gautam Anand rated it it was amazing. The best book you can ever find on operating systems. It provides great overview while digging into details where ever necessary.
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Stuffed with humour, reading this book is like watching a YouTube video. I'll probably never get bored of this book no matter how many times I read it. Dec 23, Szymon Kulec rated it really liked it. This book is a great position for introducing a reader into world of low-level, performant design.
Yes, it's about operating systems, even if you aren't writing one, you will gain a lot. Especially, if you want to know how to design software to operate efficiently. When reading it, despite knowing a large part of the content, I was pleased with the narrative and the way authors introduced new concepts, like threading mentioned around page.
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Nowadays, with the computation moving to the commod This book is a great position for introducing a reader into world of low-level, performant design. Nowadays, with the computation moving to the commodity area public cloud, PaaS, FaaS one could think that books like this are no longer needed. After spending sometime in the cloud area, I can tell that it's totally opposite. There's so much to gain from a general knowledge about designing and writing well performing code, and to apply it to the new cloudy era.
Nov 21, Roshan rated it it was amazing Shelves: institution-learning. Extremely clear.