- Hardcover: 976 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 9 edition (December 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118063333
- ISBN-13: 978-1118063330
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.3 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here is who I would recommend this book for: at a bare minimum, someone who has learned the fundamentals of the C programming language. Ideally, this book would better suit someone who has also learned about basic software development, data structure, and algorithm principles (in any language) in addition to either introductory-level computer systems/organization.
It seems to be lacking in some areas, the section on semaphores was probably the worst area of the book. I had to turn to Tanenbaum's works for better information. Overall though, worthy of four stars.
Unfortunately, I have to add to my review that I am deeply disappointed in the direction the publisher has taken with respect to the text. I find it distasteful that publishers have gone from printing student solutions manuals to requiring access to a web site. Fortunately, the editions have not changed that much and the questions are still available in solutions manuals of prior editions or perhaps if you are lucky, someone has a PDF of them. Likewise, leading search engines can provide sources for researching the solution to see if your answer is correct.
I thought the material was at the perfect level of detail for me, an application programmer. One of the most readable textbooks I've had in my four years as a computer science undergrad. Easy to understand and end-of-chapter summaries were a welcome addition.