OS X and iOS Kernel Programming

Authors: Halvorsen, Ole Henry, Clarke, Douglas

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  • OS X and iOS share a common core. Authors Henry Halvorsen and Doug Clarke deliver detail and insight into that core in OS X and iOS Kernel Programming, which enables readers to write device drivers and extremely efficient applications. This book offers the necessary context and knowledge to graduate to the master class of iOS and OS X programmers!

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OS X and iOS Kernel Programming combines essential operating system and kernel architecture knowledge with a highly practical approach that will help you write effective kernel-level code. You’ll learn fundamental concepts such as memory management and thread synchronization, as well as the I/O Kit framework. You’ll also learn how to write your own kernel-level extensions, such as device drivers for USB and Thunderbolt devices, including networking, storage and audio drivers.

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming provides an incisive and complete introduction to the XNU kernel, which runs iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac OS X servers and clients. Then, you’ll expand your horizons to examine Mac OS X and iOS system architecture. Understanding Apple’s operating systems will allow you to write efficient device drivers, such as those covered in the book, using I/O Kit.

With OS X and iOS Kernel Programming, you’ll:

  • Discover classical kernel architecture topics such as memory management and thread synchronization
  • Become well-versed in the intricacies of the kernel development process by applying kernel debugging and profiling tools
  • Learn how to deploy your kernel-level projects and how to successfully package them
  • Write code that interacts with hardware devices
  • Examine easy to understand example code that can also be used in your own projects
  • Create network filters

Whether you’re a hobbyist, student, or professional engineer, turn to OS X andiOS Kernel Programming and find the knowledge you need to start developing

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Operating System Fundamentals

    Halvorsen, Ole Henry (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Mac OS X and iOS

    Halvorsen, Ole Henry (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • Xcode and the Kernel Development Environment

    Halvorsen, Ole Henry (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • The I/O Kit Framework

    Halvorsen, Ole Henry (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

  • Interacting with Drivers from Applications

    Halvorsen, Ole Henry (et al.)

    Pages 69-98

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3537-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3536-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
OS X and iOS Kernel Programming
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ole Henry Halvorsen and Douglas Clarke
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3537-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3537-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3536-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 484
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