Concurrent Programming on Windows


Author: Joe Duffy
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321604415
Category: Computers
Page: 1008
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“When you begin using multi-threading throughout an application, the importance of clean architecture and design is critical. . . . This places an emphasis on understanding not only the platform’s capabilities but also emerging best practices. Joe does a great job interspersing best practices alongside theory throughout his book.” – From the Foreword by Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation Author Joe Duffy has risen to the challenge of explaining how to write software that takes full advantage of concurrency and hardware parallelism. In Concurrent Programming on Windows, he explains how to design, implement, and maintain large-scale concurrent programs, primarily using C# and C++ for Windows. Duffy aims to give application, system, and library developers the tools and techniques needed to write efficient, safe code for multicore processors. This is important not only for the kinds of problems where concurrency is inherent and easily exploitable—such as server applications, compute-intensive image manipulation, financial analysis, simulations, and AI algorithms—but also for problems that can be speeded up using parallelism but require more effort—such as math libraries, sort routines, report generation, XML manipulation, and stream processing algorithms. Concurrent Programming on Windows has four major sections: The first introduces concurrency at a high level, followed by a section that focuses on the fundamental platform features, inner workings, and API details. Next, there is a section that describes common patterns, best practices, algorithms, and data structures that emerge while writing concurrent software. The final section covers many of the common system-wide architectural and process concerns of concurrent programming. This is the only book you’ll need in order to learn the best practices and common patterns for programming with concurrency on Windows and .NET.

Concurrent Programming on Windows


Author: Joe Duffy
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321434821
Category: Computers
Page: 958
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This practical book includes a tutorial of the entire set of Windows and .NET APIs required to write concurrent programs. Because so much of the threading and synchronization features of the platform are Windows-general, the author, Joe Duffy, focuses first on the general behavior and then on the API details of native and managed code. Interspersed among the tutorial are many difficult-to-discover, useful insights, and internal details about how things work.

On Concurrent Programming


Author: Fred B. Schneider
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461218306
Category: Computers
Page: 473
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Here, one of the leading figures in the field provides a comprehensive survey of the subject, beginning with prepositional logic and concluding with concurrent programming. It is based on graduate courses taught at Cornell University and is designed for use as a graduate text. Professor Schneier emphasises the use of formal methods and assertional reasoning using notation and paradigms drawn from programming to drive the exposition, while exercises at the end of each chapter extend and illustrate the main themes covered. As a result, all those interested in studying concurrent computing will find this an invaluable approach to the subject.

Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell

Techniques for Multicore and Multithreaded Programming
Author: Simon Marlow
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449335926
Category: Computers
Page: 322
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If you have a working knowledge of Haskell, this hands-on book shows you how to use the language’s many APIs and frameworks for writing both parallel and concurrent programs. You’ll learn how parallelism exploits multicore processors to speed up computation-heavy programs, and how concurrency enables you to write programs with threads for multiple interactions. Author Simon Marlow walks you through the process with lots of code examples that you can run, experiment with, and extend. Divided into separate sections on Parallel and Concurrent Haskell, this book also includes exercises to help you become familiar with the concepts presented: Express parallelism in Haskell with the Eval monad and Evaluation Strategies Parallelize ordinary Haskell code with the Par monad Build parallel array-based computations, using the Repa library Use the Accelerate library to run computations directly on the GPU Work with basic interfaces for writing concurrent code Build trees of threads for larger and more complex programs Learn how to build high-speed concurrent network servers Write distributed programs that run on multiple machines in a network

Concurrent Programming: Algorithms, Principles, and Foundations


Author: Michel Raynal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642320279
Category: Computers
Page: 516
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The advent of new architectures and computing platforms means that synchronization and concurrent computing are among the most important topics in computing science. Concurrent programs are made up of cooperating entities -- processors, processes, agents, peers, sensors -- and synchronization is the set of concepts, rules and mechanisms that allow them to coordinate their local computations in order to realize a common task. This book is devoted to the most difficult part of concurrent programming, namely synchronization concepts, techniques and principles when the cooperating entities are asynchronous, communicate through a shared memory, and may experience failures. Synchronization is no longer a set of tricks but, due to research results in recent decades, it relies today on sane scientific foundations as explained in this book. In this book the author explains synchronization and the implementation of concurrent objects, presenting in a uniform and comprehensive way the major theoretical and practical results of the past 30 years. Among the key features of the book are a new look at lock-based synchronization (mutual exclusion, semaphores, monitors, path expressions); an introduction to the atomicity consistency criterion and its properties and a specific chapter on transactional memory; an introduction to mutex-freedom and associated progress conditions such as obstruction-freedom and wait-freedom; a presentation of Lamport's hierarchy of safe, regular and atomic registers and associated wait-free constructions; a description of numerous wait-free constructions of concurrent objects (queues, stacks, weak counters, snapshot objects, renaming objects, etc.); a presentation of the computability power of concurrent objects including the notions of universal construction, consensus number and the associated Herlihy's hierarchy; and a survey of failure detector-based constructions of consensus objects. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in computer science or computer engineering, graduate students in mathematics interested in the foundations of process synchronization, and practitioners and engineers who need to produce correct concurrent software. The reader should have a basic knowledge of algorithms and operating systems.

Advanced .NET Debugging


Author: Mario Hewardt
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321699183
Category: Computers
Page: 552
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“Mario Hewardt’s Advanced .NET Debugging is an excellent resource for both beginner and experienced developers working with .NET. The book is also packed with many debugging tips and discussions of CLR internals, which will benefit developers architecting software.” –Jeffrey Richter, consultant, trainer, and author at Wintellect “Mario has done it again. His Advanced Windows Debugging (coauthored with Daniel Pravat) is an invaluable resource for native code debugging, and Advanced .NET Debugging achieves the same quality, clarity, and breadth to make it just as invaluable for .NET debugging.” –Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation The Only Complete, Practical Guide to Fixing the Toughest .NET Bugs Advanced .NET Debugging is the first focused, pragmatic guide to tracking down today’s most complex and challenging .NET application bugs. It is the only book to focus entirely on using powerful native debugging tools, including WinDBG, NTSD, and CDB, to debug .NET applications. Using these tools, author Mario Hewardt explains how to identify the real root causes of problems—far more quickly than you ever could with other debuggers. Hewardt first introduces the key concepts needed to successfully use .NET’s native debuggers. Next, he turns to sophisticated debugging techniques, using real-world examples that demonstrate many common C# programming errors. This book enables you to Make practical use of postmortem debugging, including PowerDBG and other “power tools” Understand the debugging details and implications of the new .NET CLR 4.0 Master and successfully use Debugging Tools for Windows, as well as SOS, SOSEX, CLR Profiler, and other powerful tools Gain a deeper, more practical understanding of CLR internals, such as examining thread-specific data, managed heap and garbage collector, interoperability layer, and .NET exceptions Solve difficult synchronization problems, managed heap problems, interoperability problems, and much more Generate and successfully analyze crash dumps A companion web site (advanceddotnetdebugging.com) contains all sample code, examples, and bonus content.

Multithreading Applications in Win32

The Complete Guide to Threads
Author: Jim Beveridge,Robert Wiener
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201442342
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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Windowsreg; 95 and Windows NT & allow software developers to use the powerful programming technique of multithreading: dividing a single application into multiple "threads " that execute separately and get their own CPU time. This can result in significant performance gains, but also in programming headaches. Multithreading is difficult to do well, and previous coverage of the subject in Windows has been incomplete. In this book programmers will get hands-on experience in when and how to use multithreading, together with expert advice and working examples in C++ and MFC. The CD-ROM includes the code and sample applications from the book, including code that works with Internet Winsock.

Concurrent Programming in Mac OS X and IOS

Unleash Multicore Performance with Grand Central Dispatch
Author: Vandad Nahavandipoor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449305636
Category: Computers
Page: 46
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Now that multicore processors are coming to mobile devices, wouldn't it be great to take advantage of all those cores without having to manage threads? This concise book shows you how to use Apple's Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) to simplify programming on multicore iOS devices and Mac OS X. Managing your application’s resources on more than one core isn't easy, but it's vital. Apps that use only one core in a multicore environment will slow to a crawl. If you know how to program with Cocoa or Cocoa Touch, this guide will get you started with GCD right away, with many examples to help you write high-performing multithreaded apps. Package your code as block objects and invoke them with GCD Understand dispatch queues—the pools of threads managed by GCD Use different methods for executing UI and non-UI tasks Create a group of tasks that GCD can run all at once Instruct GCD to execute tasks only once or after a delay Discover how to construct your own dispatch queues

Concurrency in C# Cookbook


Author: Stephen Cleary
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491906693
Category: Computers
Page: 208
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If you're one of the many developers uncertain about concurrent and multithreaded development, this practical cookbook will change your mind. With more than 75 code-rich recipes, author Stephen Cleary demonstrates parallel processing and asynchronous programming techniques, using libraries and language features in .NET 4.5 and C# 5.0. Concurrency is becoming more common in responsive and scalable application development, but it’s been extremely difficult to code. The detailed solutions in this cookbook show you how modern tools raise the level of abstraction, making concurrency much easier than before. Complete with ready-to-use code and discussions about how and why the solution works, you get recipes for using: async and await for asynchronous operations Parallel programming with the Task Parallel Library The TPL Dataflow library for creating dataflow pipelines Capabilities that Reactive Extensions build on top of LINQ Unit testing with concurrent code Interop scenarios for combining concurrent approaches Immutable, threadsafe, and producer/consumer collections Cancellation support in your concurrent code Asynchronous-friendly Object-Oriented Programming Thread synchronization for accessing data

Programming Concurrency on the JVM

Mastering Synchronization, STM, and Actors
Author: Venkat Subramaniam
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 1680504304
Category: Computers
Page: 280
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More than ever, learning to program concurrency is critical to creating faster, responsive applications. Speedy and affordable multicore hardware is driving the demand for high-performing applications, and you can leverage the Java platform to bring these applications to life. Concurrency on the Java platform has evolved, from the synchronization model of JDK to software transactional memory (STM) and actor-based concurrency. This book is the first to show you all these concurrency styles so you can compare and choose what works best for your applications. You'll learn the benefits of each of these models, when and how to use them, and what their limitations are. Through hands-on exercises, you'll learn how to avoid shared mutable state and how to write good, elegant, explicit synchronization-free programs so you can create easy and safe concurrent applications. The techniques you learn in this book will take you from dreading concurrency to mastering and enjoying it. Best of all, you can work with Java or a JVM language of your choice - Clojure, JRuby, Groovy, or Scala - to reap the growing power of multicore hardware. If you are a Java programmer, you'd need JDK 1.5 or later and the Akka 1.0 library. In addition, if you program in Scala, Clojure, Groovy or JRuby you'd need the latest version of your preferred language. Groovy programmers will also need GPars.

The JR Programming Language

Concurrent Programming in an Extended Java
Author: Ronald A. Olsson,Aaron W. Keen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402080867
Category: Computers
Page: 365
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JR is an extension of the Java programming language with additional concurrency mechanisms based on those in the SR (Synchronizing Resources) programming language. The JR implementation executes on UNIX-based systems (Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris) and Windows-based systems. It is available free from the JR webpage. This book describes the JR programming language and illustrates how it can be used to write concurrent programs for a variety of applications. This text presents numerous small and large example programs. The source code for all programming examples and the given parts of all programming exercises are available on the JR webpage. Dr. Ronald A. Olsson and Dr. Aaron W. Keen, the authors of this text, are the designers and implementors of JR.

Synchronization Algorithms and Concurrent Programming


Author: Gadi Taubenfeld
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131972599
Category: Computers
Page: 423
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The first textbook that focuses purely on Synchronization - a fundamental challenge in Computer Science that is fast becoming a major performance and design issue for concurrent programming on modern architectures, and for the design of distributed systems.

Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala


Author: Aleksandar Prokopec
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783281421
Category: Computers
Page: 366
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This book is a must-have tutorial for software developers aiming to write concurrent programs in Scala, or broaden their existing knowledge of concurrency. This book is intended for Scala programmers that have no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, as well as those seeking to broaden their existing knowledge about concurrency. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Readers with a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, should find this book easily accessible.

Concurrent, Real-Time and Distributed Programming in Java

Threads, RTSJ and RMI
Author: Badr Benmammar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119482801
Category: Computers
Page: 176
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This book provides an introduction to concurrent, real-time, distributed programming with Java object-oriented language support as an algorithm description tool. It describes in particular the mechanisms of synchronization (cooperative and competitive) and sharing of data (internal class, static variables) between threads in Java. He then discusses the use of Java for real-time applications. Consequently, a presentation of the RTSJ (Real Time Specification for Java) specification dedicated to the development of real-time applications in Java is also introduced in this book. Finally, a presentation of programming distributed in Java is presented in this book. We are particularly interested in communication using the TCP Sockets and high-level communication using Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI). The book also contains an annex which contains a practical set of application exercises in relation to the theme of the book. Knowledge of the Java language is a prerequisite for understanding the book.

Delphi in a Nutshell


Author: Ray Lischner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449337317
Category: Computers
Page: 578
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"The bulk of the book is a complete ordered reference to the Delphi language set. Each reference item includes: the syntax, using standard code conventions; a description; a list of arguments, if any, accepted by the function or procedure; tips and tricks of usage - practical information on using the language feature in real programs; a brief example; and a cross-reference to related keywords."--Jacket.

Functional Python Programming

Discover the power of functional programming, generator functions, lazy evaluation, the built-in itertools library, and monads, 2nd Edition
Author: Steven F. Lott
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788621859
Category: Computers
Page: 408
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Create succinct and expressive implementations with functional programming in Python Key Features Learn how to choose between imperative and functional approaches based on expressiveness, clarity, and performance Get familiar with complex concepts such as monads, concurrency, and immutability Apply functional Python to common Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) programming problems Book Description If you’re a Python developer who wants to discover how to take the power of functional programming (FP) and bring it into your own programs, then this book is essential for you, even if you know next to nothing about the paradigm. Starting with a general overview of functional concepts, you’ll explore common functional features such as first-class and higher-order functions, pure functions, and more. You’ll see how these are accomplished in Python 3.6 to give you the core foundations you’ll build upon. After that, you’ll discover common functional optimizations for Python to help your apps reach even higher speeds. You’ll learn FP concepts such as lazy evaluation using Python’s generator functions and expressions. Moving forward, you’ll learn to design and implement decorators to create composite functions. You'll also explore data preparation techniques and data exploration in depth, and see how the Python standard library fits the functional programming model. Finally, to top off your journey into the world of functional Python, you’ll at look at the PyMonad project and some larger examples to put everything into perspective. What you will learn Use Python's generator functions and generator expressions to work with collections in a non-strict (or lazy) manner Utilize Python library modules including itertools, functools, multiprocessing, and concurrent features to ensure efficient functional programs Use Python strings with object-oriented suffix notation and prefix notation Avoid stateful classes with families of tuples Design and implement decorators to create composite functions Use functions such as max(), min(), map(), filter(), and sorted() Write higher-order functions Who this book is for This book is for Python developers who would like to perform Functional programming with Python. Python Programming knowledge is assumed.

Multithreaded Programming with Win32


Author: Thuan Q. Pham,Pankaj K. Garg
Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
ISBN: 9780130109125
Category: Computers
Page: 219
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Covers Win32 multithreading techniques that make the Windows NT software faster and more responsive. This book explains how multithreading works, and the fundamentals of the Windows NT Thread Interface, including processes, thread management, creation, termination, and prioritization.

Children of the Rising

The untold story of the young lives lost during Easter 1916
Author: Joe Duffy
Publisher: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1473617049
Category: History
Page: 272
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Children of the Rising is the first ever account of the young lives violently lost during the week of the 1916 Rising: long-forgotten and never commemorated, until now. Boys, girls, rich, poor, Catholic, Protestant - no child was guaranteed immunity from the bullet and bomb that week, in a place where teeming tenement life existed side by side with immense wealth. Drawing on extensive original research, along with interviews with relatives, Joe Duffy creates a compelling picture of these forty lives, along with one of the cut and thrust of city life between the two canals a century ago. This gripping story of Dublin and its people in 1916 will add immeasurably to our understanding of the Easter Rising. Above all, it honours the forgotten lives, largely buried in unmarked graves, of those young people who once called Dublin their home.

Windows Via C/C++


Author: Jeffrey Richter,Christophe Nasarre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735663770
Category: Computers
Page: 820
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Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code--straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter's classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows-based applications. Discover how to: Architect and implement your applications for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Create and manipulate processes and jobs Schedule, manage, synchronize and destroy threads Perform asynchronous and synchronous device I/O operations with the I/O completion port Allocate memory using various techniques including virtual memory, memory-mapped files, and heaps Manipulate the default committed physical storage of thread stacks Build DLLs for delay-loading, API hooking, and process injection Using structured exception handling, Windows Error Recovery, and Application Restart services