Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (November 5, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #66,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Microprocessors & System Design > Embedded Systems #21 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Linux > Programming #69 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Operating Systems
About MeTo begin with I have had minimal experience with embedded linux systems, but I have had experience in legacy C and C++, as well as Linux system administration.OverviewThe author is a very efficient writer and explains concepts in a very easy to understand, concise way. If you have had experience with C programming and basic Linux system administration you will understand the examples he presents and walks through. The author provides excellent examples in the form of diagrams and Linux command line screenshots that help to reinforce what is being explained. Furthermore, the author provides EXCELLENT resources at the end of each chapter to steer the reader towards more "in-depth" texts. These resources are incredibly useful as they serve to help keep the book up-to-date.In Response to Other Reviews- The author does provide links to community based embedded Linux systems in Chapter 2. and recommends the system he is running, for the examples seen throughout the book.- I agree that it would be nice to see more links and references to more community projects but it should in no way affect the potential buyer (the author provides plenty of examples, but take into account that the book is a static entry, he can't continuously update it to keep current with technology).For the Potential Buyer- This is a primer, do not expect a "cookbook" format, as that is not the intent of the author. The primer approach is meant to educate you on the big picture and prepare you to go into more depth. If you purchase this book with this in mind you will absolutely not be disappointed.- The author speaks clearly and simply to educate on the issues that are pertinent to embedded systems.
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