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"Overall, I recommend this book to anyone that wants a deeper understanding of the internals of the Macintosh. If you are a developer, this is a must-have book."--Justin Williams, Founder, Maczealots.com
"It's a book that every administrator and developer of almost any kind of hardware and software would want to own. It explains the how as opposed to the what of OS X more clearly, thoroughly and intelligently than any other book on the market."--Mark Sealey, Contributing Editor, ThinkSecret.com
Amit Singh is an operating systems researcher, programmer, and author. He manages the Macintosh engineering team at Google. Previously, Amit has worked on operating systems at IBM Research, Bell Laboratories, and a Silicon Valley startup doing cutting-edge work in the area of virtualization. He also created and maintains osxbook.com and kernelthread.com. Amit often writes and releases open source software, such as MacFUSE, a Mac OS X implementation of the FUSE (File System in USEr Space) mechanism.
Its great book, but keep in mind it is out of date. I am sure that most of book still applies. I just don't know what applies and what doesn't in current Yosemite release. Read morePublished 4 months ago by PAUL T. PRYOR
Honestly I haven't found a single useful scrap of useful information in this massive tome. For example I needed info on a few internals like the Quartz Event Services and found... Read morePublished on February 5, 2009 by John A. Marcovitz
I'd been meaning to buy this book for over a year and was not disappointed. It is very well written, easy to understand and goes quite into depth regarding OS X.Published on January 19, 2008 by James Schorr
I enjoyed the writing style of the author, well presented information with bits of humor to keep it interesting. Read morePublished on January 13, 2008 by Ronald M. Colbert
This well written books contains everything you need to know about the internals of Max OS X. This book is enormous and really goes deep into the internal of the OS. Read morePublished on December 31, 2007 by E. Weber
This is analogous to the Windows Resource Kits for OS X, only better. The many examples, most using some sort of code to make their point, combined with the depth of topics... Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by Thatcher Dryden Jr.
It's enormous! And every page has information useful to someone who develops on the Mac. This book is the ultimate tome of reference for the serious Mac developer. Read morePublished on October 9, 2007 by T. Jensen
This book is an ambitious attempt to cover the modern operating system of Mac OS X in substantial breadth and depth in one volume. Read morePublished on January 4, 2007 by calvinnme