- Full Description
This book introduces the tools you'll need to program with the packetC language.
packetC speeds¬†the development of¬†applications that live within computer networks, the kind of programs that provide network functionality for connecting "clients" and "servers and clouds."¬†The simplest examples provide packet switching and routing while more complex examples implement cyber security, broadband policies or cloud-based network infrastructure.
Network applications, such as those processing digital voice and video, must be highly scalable, secure and maintainable. Such application requirements translate to requirements for a network programming language that leverages massively-parallel systems and ensures a high level of security, while representing networking protocols and transactions in the simplest way possible.
packetC meets these requirements with an intuitive approach to coarse-grained parallelism, with strong-typing and controlled memory access for security and with new data types and operators that express the classic operations of the network-oriented world in familiar programming terms.
No other language has addressed the full breadth of requirements for tractable parallelism, secure processing and usable constructs.¬† The packetC language is growing in adoption and has been used to develop solutions operating in some of the worlds largest networks.
This important new language, packetC, has now been successfully documented in this book, in which the language's authors provide the materials and tools you'll need in a readable and accessible form.
What youll learnThis book is the primary document specifying the language from a developers point of view and act as the formal language users guide. It covers:
- How to program applications in packetC.
- The parallel programming model of packetC
- Deviations from C99 and the unique aspects of packetC
- How to leverage existing C code and the applicability of the C standard libraries
Who this book is for
packetC Programming is written for a wide¬†variety of potential programmers. Most importantly, it's for people who need to use packetC to program for the Internet backbone. Still, knowledge of the packetC language will help a much wider array of programmers who need to write effective code that will be optimized for the cloud and work¬†effectively and efficiently through complex network structures. Finally, readers will learn about how and why packetC is needed, and to better understand the technologies, standards and issues surrounding the 'net. If you really want to understand this level of programming, this book is¬†a must-have!
- Table of Contents
Table of ContentsPART¬† 1:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† packetC Background
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Origins of packetC
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Introduction to packetC Language
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 3:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Style Guidelines for packetC Programs
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 4:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Construction of a packetC Program
PART¬† 2:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Language Reference
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† VariablesIdentifiers, Basic Scalar Data Types, and Literals¬† Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Data Initialization and Mathematical Expressions
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 7:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Functions¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 8:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† packetC Data Type Fundamentals
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† C-Style Data Types
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 10:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Basic Packet Interaction and Operations
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Selection Statements
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 12:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Loops and Flow Control
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 13:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Exception Handling
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 14:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Databases Types and Operations¬†¬†
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 15:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Search Set Types and Operations¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 16:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Reference Type and Operations
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 17:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Lock and Unlock Operators¬†¬†
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 18:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Packet Information Block and System Packet Operations Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 19:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Descriptor Type and Operations
PART¬† 3:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Developing Applications
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 20:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Control Plane and System Interaction
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 21:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† packetC Pre-Processor¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 22:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Pragmas and Other Key Compiler Directives
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 23:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Developing Large Applications in packetC
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 24:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Construction of a packetC Executable
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 25:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† packetC Standard Networking Descriptors
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 26:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Developing For Performance
Chapter¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 27:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Standard Libraries
PART¬† 4:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Industry Reprints
Appendix ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†A:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Reference Tables
Appendix ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†B:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Open Systems Vendors for packetC
Appendix ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†C:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Glossary
Appendix ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†D:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CloudShield Products Supporting packetC
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