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ISBN-13 9780136076605ISBN-10 0136076602
ISBN-10 0136067123ISBN-13 9780136067122
Author(s): Adam Hoover
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 400

Beginning computing students often finish the introduction to programming course without having had exposure to various system tools, without knowing how to optimize program performance and without understanding how programs interact with the larger computer system. 

Adam Hoover's System Programming with C and Unix introduces students to commonly used system tools (libraries, debuggers, system calls, shells and scripting languages) and then explains how to utilize these tools to optimize program development.  The text also examines lower level data types with an emphasis on memory and understanding how and why different data types are used.