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Abraham Silberschatz

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Abraham Silberschatz is the director of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Prior to joining Bell Labs, he held a chaired professorship in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Silberschatz is a Fellow of vis mere the ACM. Peter Baer Galvin is the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, a systems-integration and consulting company. He is also Adjunct Systems Planner for Brown University's Computer Science Department. Mr. Galvin is on the Board of Directors for the Sun User Group. He is the security columnist for SunWorld Magazine. vis mindre

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I remember this being one of my most-loved books in university ... operating systems was one of my favourite courses and this textbook kept me incredibly fascinating. It was also, at least for me, overwhelmingly dense since in university I was being piled under new concepts that didn't sink in due to lack of practical application and general vocational immaturity.

Reading it again ... it's a good book. It's possibly a good reference, given that my particular copy is ancient. But I have to wonder if there's anything in this book that can't be reconstructed from wikipedia and other resources out there. There are also many great legitimately free operating systems books, like Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces, that it's hard for me to justify it except as a well-curated and well-written, if not pedagogically unique, guide.

CLRS is a book I'll keep forever because it and maybe "The Algorithms Design Manual" have not been replaced by any other resource. It's hard for me to say the same thing here.
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NaleagDeco | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 13, 2020 |
This book teaches about the inner workings, the nuts and bolts of databases without requiring a lot of prior knowledge:

Data Models
Relational Databases
Object Based Databases and XML
Data Storage and Querying
Transaction Management
Database System Architecture

Personally I feel that some material doesn’t belong here, such as XML, but it seems to be a tradition to include it. I found the chapter on indices quite interesting.

At the end of the book there are several chapters on popular commercial databases. It seems that these chapters do not add any value. In any case the authors should have devoted at least one chapter to an open source database. In the real world you have as much chance to work with a commercial database as with an open source one.

My copy is quite outdated by now. New developments, for instance NoSQL databases, are not mentioned. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
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IvanIdris | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 9, 2012 |
El trobo massa general en molts conceptes bàsics, que si be cal conèixer es fa una mica pesat...
Bibliomarti | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 5, 2011 |
I’ve lost count of how many operating systems books I’ve read. It’s probably less than 5, and it’s definitely greater than or equal to 3. Nevertheless, I’ve enjoyed reading them, for the most part.

Operating System Concepts by Abraham Silberschatz, among others, finds itself in its seventh edition. It is a massive tome, covering the major aspects of operating systems, including in-depth examples of the major OSes of the time: Linux, XP, and some others, detailing their strengths, their weaknesses, and how they handle the complex things geeks keep trying to get them to do speedily.

I must admit, I doubt I’ll ever implement an operating system (other than the one I did in a college course, which was essentially a subset of Linux), but I still find it interesting to see the state of the art, and you might too, if that sort of thing is up your alley.

I’d imagine, as well, if you are the type of person who has the yen for operating systems, that this book, and the other few I’ve read, might be indispensable resources for your technical library, or likewise if that book you’re using for your Operating Systems 101 course isn’t cutting it.

What with a new version of Windows and a significant improvement to the Linux kernel, as well as the ubiquity of portable OSes, I’m curious what the eighth edition will have, and how many more thousands of pages it’ll be.
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aethercowboy | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2011 |


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