Free Downloads
OS X And IOS Kernel Programming

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming combines essential operating system and kernel architecture knowledge with a highly practical approach that will help you write effective kernel-level code. You’ll learn fundamental concepts such as memory management and thread synchronization, as well as the I/O Kit framework. You’ll also learn how to write your own kernel-level extensions, such as device drivers for USB and Thunderbolt devices, including networking, storage and audio drivers. OS X and iOS Kernel Programming provides an incisive and complete introduction to the XNU kernel, which runs iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac OS X servers and clients. Then, you’ll expand your horizons to examine Mac OS X and iOS system architecture. Understanding Apple’s operating systems will allow you to write efficient device drivers, such as those covered in the book, using I/O Kit. With OS X and iOS Kernel Programming, you’ll: Discover classical kernel architecture topics such as memory management and thread synchronization Become well-versed in the intricacies of the kernel development process by applying kernel debugging and profiling tools Learn how to deploy your kernel-level projects and how to successfully package them Write code that interacts with hardware devices Examine easy to understand example code that can also be used in your own projects Create network filters Whether you’re a hobbyist, student, or professional engineer, turn to OS X andiOS Kernel Programming and find the knowledge you need to start developing

Paperback: 484 pages

Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (December 15, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1430235365

ISBN-13: 978-1430235361

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #959,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #171 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Apple Programming #292 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Macintosh #466 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Design & Architecture

First of all "OS X and iOS Kernel Programming" is basically the second book on the development in xnu kernel environment, the first being of course Amit Singh's wonderful "Mac OS X Internals". While Amit's book is more of a greatly detailed overview of the inner functioning of the xnu kernel the "OS X and iOS Kernel Programming" deals more with the practice of kernel development, at least this is my impression. Based on that i find only one big flaw with this book: incomplete coverage. This is really a book about IOKit driver development. BSD file system drivers, KAuth framework, sysctl, etc. is only very briefly mentioned if at all. This leaves a huge gap in the overview since those are integral parts of the Mac OS X kernel. More minor flaws basically have to do with coding examples and lack thereof. This book can greatly benefit with the more complete examples since most of the early chapters often end the discussion abruptly without having shown the full application of the topic in practice.Nevertheless this book succeeds in a more practical and rarely discussed topics such as kernel debugging, driver deployment, file IO from the kernel, user/kernel notifications and memory mapping, thread management and user land interaction, device DMA. The IOKit focus of the book also let the authors describe a lot of device driver types. All in all this is in my opinion a long needed book to fill the gap on practical issues of xnu kernel development and i greatly enjoyed reading it. I recommend it to anyone beginning the IOKit driver development.

Completely skips anything video related. Might better be called: "OS X and iOS USB & PCI Drivers Kernel Programming". The parts that are included are not bad though.

I was actually surprised how much I liked this book. It does an excellent job of collecting all of the scattered information about Apple device drivers. Granted, most of this information is available elsewhere, but it can be difficult to find in one location, and Apple's technical documentation is notoriously incomplete.

Apps: Mobile App Trends in 2015 (iOS, Xcode Programming, App Development, iOS App Development, App Programming, Swift, Without Coding) ((Android, Android ... App Programming, Rails, Ruby Programming)) Programming #8:C Programming Success in a Day & Android Programming In a Day! (C Programming, C++programming, C++ programming language, Android , Android Programming, Android Games) Programming #57: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & Android Programming in a Day (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, Programming ... Programming, Android, C, C Programming) SWIFT: PROGRAMMING ESSENTIALS (Bonus Content Included): Learn iOS development! Code and design apps with Apple's New programming language TODAY (iOS development, swift programming) uC/OS-III, The Real-Time Kernel, or a High Performance, Scalable, ROMable, Preemptive, Multitasking Kernel for Microprocessors, Microcontrollers & DSPs (Board NOT Included) Kernel of the Kernel (Suny Series in Islam) Programming #45: Python Programming Professional Made Easy & Android Programming In a Day! (Python Programming, Python Language, Python for beginners, ... Programming Languages, Android Programming) OS X and iOS Kernel Programming IOS Programming For Beginners: The Simple Guide to Learning IOS Programming Fast! DOS: Programming Success in a Day: Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of DOS programming (DOS, ADA, Programming, DOS Programming, ADA ... LINUX, RPG, ADA Programming, Android, JAVA) ASP.NET: Programming success in a day: Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of ASP.NET programming (ASP.NET, ASP.NET Programming, ASP.NET ... ADA, Web Programming, Programming) C#: Programming Success in a Day: Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of C# programming (C#, C# Programming, C++ Programming, C++, C, C Programming, C# Language, C# Guide, C# Coding) FORTRAN Programming success in a day:Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of FORTRAN programming (Fortran, Css, C++, C, C programming, ... Programming, MYSQL, SQL Programming) Prolog Programming; Success in a Day: Beginners Guide to Fast, Easy and Efficient Learning of Prolog Programming (Prolog, Prolog Programming, Prolog Logic, ... Programming, Programming Code, Java) Parallel Programming: Success in a Day: Beginners' Guide to Fast, Easy, and Efficient Learning of Parallel Programming (Parallel Programming, Programming, ... C++ Programming, Multiprocessor, MPI) Programming: Computer Programming for Beginners: Learn the Basics of Java, SQL & C++ - 3. Edition (Coding, C Programming, Java Programming, SQL Programming, JavaScript, Python, PHP) Raspberry Pi 2: Raspberry Pi 2 Programming Made Easy (Raspberry Pi, Android Programming, Programming, Linux, Unix, C Programming, C+ Programming) Android: Programming in a Day! The Power Guide for Beginners In Android App Programming (Android, Android Programming, App Development, Android App Development, ... App Programming, Rails, Ruby Programming) R Programming: Learn R Programming In A DAY! - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of R Programming Language In No Time (R, R Programming, ... Course, R Programming Development Book 1) iOS 9 Swift Programming Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for iOS Apps