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Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction [Hardcover]

Max Hailperin


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Jan. 19 2006 0534423698 978-0534423698 1
By using this innovative text, students will obtain an understanding of how contemporary operating systems and middleware work, and why they work that way.

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Max Hailperin holds SB and Ph.D. degrees from MIT and Stanford, respectively. He is Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he has taught since 1990. In 2002 he received the college's distinguished teaching award. He has published a previous textbook, Concrete Abstractions: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Scheme (co-authored with Barbara Kaiser and Karl Knight), as well as journal articles and conference papers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly "Operating Systems", little "Middleware" May 28 2008
By Thomas E. Seeley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought the book to get more background on middleware. However, the book is rather just a book on operating systems in general. The smattering of middleware discussion does not merit the mention of it on the book's cover.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I used it for a summer session and will not be using it again Aug. 4 2008
By Charles Ashbacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This past summer, I used this book as the text in my operating systems class where in the past I had used "Operating Systems: Third Edition", by Gary Nutt. There were two reasons for the change.

*) The material that I wanted to cover is more compact in the Hailperein book and the compressed schedule of the summer forces the material to be delivered in a more compact format.
*) The code examples are all in Java, which is a bit more consistent with the tactics we use in our major.
*) While there was little coverage of middleware, I thought that I could take up the slack.

Now that the course is over, I look back at how things went and have concluded that I will not be using this book again. There is just too little coverage of middleware to make up the slack in a short time period. I also concluded that there is not quite the depth of coverage overall that I feel is necessary in the course. Therefore, at this time I am engaged in a search for a new textbook for operating systems.

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