This Week's Multicore Reading List
C# and Linux
A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb's to keep you up-to-date on parallel programming and multicore technology.
C# Design and Development: Expert One on One
by John Paul Mueller
John P. Mueller demonstrates how you can fine-tune your skill set to create an elegant design that will scale well and produce reliable, speedy, secure, and efficient code. You ll explore several applications and design strategies using C# and you ll learn the best approaches for various system configurations. Mueller shares expert advice on how to create better applications by using fine-tuned design strategies and new methods for writing applications using less code, which improves efficiency. Topics include understanding the application lifecycle, defining a design strategy, designing with speed and security in mind, scripting the IDE, working with controls and components, testing, debugging and quality assurance, serializing XML, working with LINQ, augmenting applications using F#, and much more.
Linux Programmer's Toolbox
by John Fusco
This book helps you tap into the vast collection of open source tools available for GNU/Linux. You'll enhance your knowledge of the Linux kernel by learning how it interacts with your software. Fusco walks you through the fundamentals of the Linux kernel with simple, thought-provoking examples that illustrate the principles behind the operating system. Then he shows you how to put this knowledge to use with more advanced tools. He focuses on how to interpret output from tools like sar, vmstat, valgrind, strace, and apply it to your application; how to take advantage of various programming APIs to develop your own tools; and how to write code that monitors itself. He explains the principles behind today's multicore CPUs and demonstrates how to squeeze the most performance from these systems. Finally, you'll learn tools and techniques to debug your code under any circumstances.