Linux/UNIX IPC Programming Training

Course code: M7D-IPC01

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Summary

This two-day course provides a through introduction to the interprocess (IPC) techniques that Linux and UNIX systems provide for use by user-space programs. Using these features allows the creation of complex multiprocess applications that coordinate their actions and exchange information with each other. Detailed presentations coupled with many carefully designed practical exercises provide participants with the knowledge to write such applications. The course dives into some specifics of the Linux system, but makes careful and frequent reference to the POSIX standard, so that it is also valuable to developers working on other UNIX systems.

Overview

Audience and prerequisites

The audience for this course is in practice rather diverse, and includes:

In order to get the most out of the course, participants should have:

It is presumed that attendees will have a working knowledge of the topics covered in the course Linux/UNIX System Programming Fundamentals (M7D-SPINTRO01). In particular, participants should have a good understanding of concepts such as: file descriptors, open file descriptions, file I/O using system calls, process lifecycle (fork(), exec(), wait()), and programming with signals.

Course format

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

Lab sessions

A significant part of the course is spent on practical exercises. The lab sessions also provide participants with the opportunity to obtain one-to-one assistance from the trainer on the course material and exercises.

Course materials

Course participants will receive course books that include all of the slides used in the course. Some notable features of the course books are the following: TLPI front cover (small)

In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in ebook form.

Course outline

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About the trainer

Michael Kerrisk has a unique set of qualifications and experience that ensure that course participants receive training of a very high standard: Michael Kerrisk

For more information about the trainer, as well as many reasons why you might want to consider choosing man7.org training courses, please look here.

Past customers

Michael Kerrisk has delivered week-long courses in various countries, including the USA, Australia, Germany, England, France, Holland, Norway, and Switzerland. Past customers include Google, IBM, BMW, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Container Solutions, the French and British governments, and the city of Munich.

Prices

Public courses in Munich

For public courses in Munich, GERMANY, the per-person price is €1100 + German VAT (MWSt). The price includes the cost of training materials as well as lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at training@man7.org for details.

Onsite courses

For tailored onsite courses at your location, email training@man7.org regarding availability and rates.

Upcoming courses and registration

Date Location Maximum participants
To be announced Munich, Germany 10 Registration

Contact

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Mailing list

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