Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 25, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Source code for the examples is NOT available via theInternet, as the book states. Publisher/Author acknowledgesthis. This book is geared more toward systems/low-level programming use of UNIX threads rather than application level use of threads. This book is written on an advanced level. It does provide thorough explanations of the principles of threads programming.
Despite the fact that this book covered the subject at a level I found to be appropriate, the lack of source code availability severely restricts the usefulness of this book. In this day and age, not providing the source code is inexcusable. There are other equally good sources of information on this subject, source code included.
Well written book with lot of details. If a CD was included or if a web site was given to find the source code it would have been better.
very good book on Thread programming for beginners as well as advance developers. But without the online software its doing a dis-service to the book !The book gives the web site which has the software but that's incorrect.