Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Inferno Programming with Limbo 1st Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0470843529
ISBN-10: 0470843527
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$25.48 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$85.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
23 New from $43.20 15 Used from $25.48
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

IT Certification Resources
IT Certification Resources
Featured resources for IT Certifications: CCISP, Linux, Cisco, Security, CompTIA, and others. Sponsored by McGraw-Hill.Learn more.
$85.00 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

About the Author


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470843527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470843529
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #863,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In the mid 1990's, Sun Microsystems announced a bevy of Java-related spin-offs, such as "picoJava" (a processor designed to directly execute Java byte code) and JavaOS (an operating system to be written in Java). Most of those projects eventually came to naught, and JavaOS was never generally available.

Meanwhile, the "Unix group" at Bell Labs rewrote Unix from scratch to produce the Plan 9 research operating system and then built a virtual-machine version of Plan 9 called Inferno.

Phillip Stanley-Marbell's book "Inferno Programming with Limbo" is your passport to a secret parallel universe: the Inferno language is like and unlike Java; the Dis VM is like and unlike the Java VM. Three big differences: the Inferno user environment is Unix-like, with a recognizable shell and command-line utilities; Inferno is genuinely designed to be a distributed OS; and, finally, the Inferno environment is available as an open-source project.

The book provides high-level material such as history, motivation and design but also practical blow-by-blow development of small applications and introductory material for maintainers.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Inferno Programming with Limbo
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Inferno Programming with Limbo
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: computing