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Computing Books published by Prentice Hall

The following is a list of Computing Books published by Prentice Hall in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 28 Computing Books published by Prentice Hall in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
100 Programs for the Acorn Electron Date: 1984 100 Programs for the Acorn Electron

100 Programs for the Acorn Electron

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: John Gordon
Platform: Acorn Electron

Systems Programming with Modula-3 Date: 1st July 1991 Systems Programming with Modula-3

Systems Programming with Modula-3 (Prentice Hall Series in Innovative Technology) (Paperback)
by Charles G. Nelson (Author), Digital Equipment Corporation (Author)

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall (1 Jul 1991)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0135904641
ISBN-13: 978-0135904640
Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.4 x 1.3 cm

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Charles G. Nelson
Platform: Modula-3

Interfacing Your BBC Microcomputer Date: 1985 Interfacing Your BBC Microcomputer


Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Roger Morgan, Winston Mclean, Joan Rosell
Platform: BBC Micro

BBC Micro Advanced Programming Date: 1985 BBC Micro Advanced Programming

 

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Joe Telford
Platform: BBC Micro

The BBC Microcomputer in Control Date: 1985 The BBC Microcomputer in Control

 

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Paul Beverley, Nigel Eames, Geoff Osborne
Platform: BBC Micro

Disk Programming Techniques for the BBC Microcomputer Date: 1984 Disk Programming Techniques for the BBC Microcomputer

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Michael Coleman
Platform: BBC Micro

BASIC Programming on the Q. L. Date: Unknown BASIC Programming on the Q. L.

by Neil Cryer
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall
1985
Language English
ISBN-10: 0130661430
ISBN-13: 978-0130661432
Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 2 cm

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Neil Cryer
Platform: QL

Computer Programming System 360 Date: 1971 Computer Programming System 360

by Ivan Flores
ISBN: 0131659855 / 0-13-165985-5
Publisher:      Prentice-Hall  (Englewood Cliffs, N.J)
1971
Hardback 376 pages
SUBJECT(S):     IBM 360 (Computer); Programming
LC NUMBER:     QA76.8.I12 F57

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Ivan Flores
Platform: System 360

System Simulation Date: 1969 System Simulation

by Geoffrey Gordon
Hardcover: 301 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1969
Language English
ISBN-10: 0138817979
ISBN-13: 978-0138817978
Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 17.8 x 2 cm

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Geoffrey Gordon
Platform: simulation

Advanced Computer Design Date: 1982 Advanced Computer Design

Author:     J. K. Iliffe
Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA 1982
Hardback
ISBN:0130112542
First Edition

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: Design

Developing microcomputer-based business systems Date: 1982 Developing microcomputer-based business systems

Chris Edwards
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs ; Prentice-Hall, c1982.
ISBN: 0132045605  
DDC: 658.05404  

Notes:
Business firms. Applications of microcomputer systems. Management
aspects (BNB/PRECIS)

Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 196-198.
Dewey Class: 658.05404 -- General management
LCC Number: HF5548.2

202 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: MicrocomputerB

 The Design of the UNIX Operating System Date: 1986 The Design of the UNIX Operating System

by Maurice J. Bach
ISBN: 0132017571
ISBN-13: 9780132017572
Paperback, Prentice-Hall 1986
English 471 pages

In this timely new book, Maurice J. Bach traces the popularity of the UNIX system throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface. Among its key features, the book: *Describes the outline of the kernel architecture *Introduces the system buffer cache mechanism *Includes data structures and algorithms used internally by the file system *Covers the system calls that provide ... Show more In this timely new book, Maurice J. Bach traces the popularity of the UNIX system throughout the computer industry. The author describes the internal algorithms and structures that form the basis of the operating system (the kernel) and their relationship to the programmer interface. Among its key features, the book: *Describes the outline of the kernel architecture *Introduces the system buffer cache mechanism *Includes data structures and algorithms used internally by the file system *Covers the system calls that provide the user interface to the file system *Defines the context of a process and investigates the internal kernel primitives that manipulate the process context *Presents the system calls that control the process context *Describes process scheduling *Discussed memory management, including swapping and paging systems *Outlines general driver interfaces, with specific discussion of disk drivers and terminal drivers *Presents an overview of streams *Introduces inter-process communication and networking, including System V messages, shared memory, and semaphores *Explains tightly couples multiprocessor UNIX systems *Investigates distributed UNIX systems Hide

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: Unix

MIPS RISC Architecture Date: 1992 MIPS RISC Architecture

A complete reference manual to the MIPS RISC architecture, this book describes the user Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), by the R2000, R3000, R4000, and R6000 (collectively known as the R-Series) processors, together with an extension to this ISA. Focusing on the new R4000 and R6000 chips, this book is organized into two major sections: Chapters 1 through 6 describe the characteristics of the CPU, while Chapter 7 through 9 describe the Floating Point Unit (FPU). This book describes the general characteristics and capabilities of each RISC processor, along with a description of the programming model, memory management unit (MMU), and the registers associated with each processor. Also included is an overview of the underlying concepts that distinguish RISC architecture from Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) architecture.

Kindly Donated by David Braben

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Gerry Kane and Joseph Heinrich
Platform: Risc

Modula-3 Date: 1992 Modula-3

by Samuel P. Harbison.
Published 1992 by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English.
Dewey Decimal Class 005.13/3
Library of Congress QA76.73.M64 H37 1992
Hardcover Number of pages 312
ID Numbers
Open Library OL1557486M
ISBN 10 0135964040, 0135963966
LC Control Number 91038214

Product Description
This book presents a guide to writing correct and maintainable programs in Modula-3, one of the Pascal family of languages. It includes a set of programming conventions to help readers write more consistent and readable Modula-3 programs, the SRC Modula-3 implementation run-time libraries, Modula-3 quick reference, a complete discussion of object oriented programming - including objects and methods, classes and inheritance, concurrent programming and Modula-3's support for threads and semaphores.

From the Back Cover
Here's a complete guide for programmers who want to learn how to write correct and maintainable programs in the Modula-3 programming language--the newest member of the Pascal family of languages. The book describes the complete Modula-3 language, beginning with basics and progressing to more advanced features of the language. Coverage includes the basic language, declaration statements, types, and procedures. By following the first half of the guide's step-by-step instruction, readers will gain a complete command of the "Pascal subset" of Modula-3 and be ready for the more advanced concepts of the language. The guide then goes on to discuss the exception handling mechanism to illustrate robust programming techniques. Also covered are modules and interfaces in detail...dynamic memory...object-oriented programming...concurrent programming...and more.

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: Modula-3

The M68000 Family Volume 1 Date: 1989 The M68000 Family Volume 1

The M68000 Family
by Werner Hilf and Anton Nausch
Format: Hardcover 452 pages
Prentice Hall: 1989
ISBN 10: 013541525X

Series: Motorola series in solid state electronics
Contents: Volume 1 1. Architecture, addressing modes, and introduction set

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: M68000

AIX for Breakfast Date: 1996 AIX for Breakfast

AIX for Breakfast: A Guide for Programmers and System Administrators: Phillip Houtz
ISBN: 0133996840 / 0-13-399684-0
by Phillip Hout
Prentice-Hall 1996

Editorial Reviews:

Synopsis: IBM's AIX is no longer just another flavor of UNIX. With the advent of the POWER PC architecture, IBM RISC computers are finding their way into most organizations. Most of these use AIX for their operating system. This means a lot of people have suddenly become AIX system administrators. Whether your background is UNIX, DOS, or something else, AIX for Breakfast provides everything you'll need to know to handle AIX system administration and programming. By orienting you to the AIX paradigm first, you'll learn from the inside out, focusing on two major areas: customization and system configuration. You'll start by setting up user accounts and shells, then learn to tailor them to individual needs. Choose a GUI interface; learn to customize X Windows, Motif, and X Desktop to fine tune your GUI. Explanations, examples, and diskette samples will take you from the initial file manipulations needed for any user up to complete customization of your organization's working environment.

As you proceed, you'll learn tips for AIX's InfoExplorer to find advanced help and resolve error messages. AIX's most innovative feature is the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT). AIX for Breakfast examines the SMIT menu items one by one, with many tips and insights along the way. SMIT can make software installation a snap. You can also add and configure peripheral devices, both physical and virtual, easily. A special chapter is devoted to the configuration of "unsupported" or third-party printers. You'll even be able to explore the Internet. Using SMIT to configure network services, like TCP/IP, will get you out surfing the Internet in no time. SMIT also helps with error reporting, performance tuning, andmaintenance of system parameters.

File management is covered in the chapter devoted to LVM, the Logical Volume Manager. AIX for Breakfast presents a full discussion of partitions, storage, disk mirroring, and backup and recovery. This includes a detailed description of creating bootable backups and operating system re-installation. For administrators who must convert from AIX version 3.2 to AIX 4.1, or who must administer both, an entire chapter documents the changes brought by AIX 4. The enclosed diskette offers practical sample user file customizations, sample scripts, and performance monitoring software.

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: AIX

Machine and Assembly Language Programming of the PDP-11 Date: 1978 Machine and Assembly Language Programming of the PDP-11

by Arthur Gill
published by Prentice-Hall 1978

Hardback 190 pages
Arthur Gill's new programming text takes the mystery out of the PDP-11

 

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: PDP-11

Adventures with the BBC Microcomputer Date: 1985 Adventures with the BBC Microcomputer

Wichert van Engelen ; translated by E. McConalogue.
Published 1985 by Prentice-Hall International in London .
Written in English.
Series Prentice-Hall International personal computer book
Classifications
Dewey Decimal Class 004.16
Library of Congress QA76.8.B35
Number of pages 290
ID Numbers
Open Library OL14939593M
ISBN 10 0130140449
OCLC/WorldCat 12503945

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Wichert van Engelen
Platform: BBC Micro

The C Programming Language Date: 1978 The C Programming Language

ISBN: 9780131101630
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie, 
ISBN-10: 0131101633
Prentice Hall

Just about every C programmer I respect learned C from this book. Unlike many of the 1,000 page doorstops stuffed with CD-ROMs that have become popular, this volume is concise and powerful (if somewhat dangerous) -- like C itself. And it was written by Kernighan himself. Need we say more?

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie,
Platform: C

M68000 8-/16-/32-Bit Microprocessors: Programmer's Reference Manual Date: March 1986 M68000 8-/16-/32-Bit Microprocessors: Programmer's Reference Manual

Author: J. Brady Robert, Motorola Inc, 

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Keywords: reference, manual, programmer, microprocessors, m68000

Pages: 232

Published: 1986-03

Language: English

ISBN-10: 013541475X     ISBN-13: 9780135414750

Binding: Paperback (5th

Kindly donated by Neil Hubbard

 

 

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Motorola
Platform: 6800

MC68020 Thirty-two Bit Micro User's Manual Date: 1985 MC68020 Thirty-two Bit Micro User's Manual

Paperback

Second Edition

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7342574M

ISBN 13 9780135668603

Library Thing 2258101

Goodreads 3811993

Kindly donated by Neil Hubbard

 

 

 

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Motorola
Platform: 6800

Commodore 64 Advanced User Guide Date: 1982 Commodore 64 Advanced User Guide

 
 
 
 

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: John Gordon / Ian McLean
Platform:

INMOS Limited occam 2 Reference Manual Date: Unknown INMOS Limited occam 2 Reference Manual

The occam 2 Reference Manual is designed as a single reference, and definition of the language occam. The manual describes each aspect of the language, starting with the most primitive components of an occam program, and moving on to cover the whole language in detail. The manual addresses the computer scientist, software engineer, programmer, electronics engineer, and system designer.

INMOS document number: 72 occ 45 02

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Platform: Transputer

Basic Programming on the Acorn Electron Date: 1984 Basic Programming on the Acorn Electron

From back cover:
This book is specifically written for the Electron and shows you how to make the best of it - at home, at school and at work.

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Neil Cryer, Pat Cryer
Platform: Acorn Electron

Archimedes and Risc OS Date: Archimedes and Risc OS

This Prentice Hall Reference Guide explains in detail the ACORN Archimedes computer, its architecture, custom chips and processor bus. It also describes the new 32 bit RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) based operating system as used in this computer.

FEATURES

The Reference Guide concept was developed by the authors using their experience and needs as end uders. The spiral binding ensures the book will remain open at the chosen page, and dividers, printed on both sides, make section location easier. The novice and expereined user of Archimedes and RISC OS will find this Reference Guide an indispensable resource.


Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Zvonimir Racic
Platform:

Exploring BBC BASIC Date: 1985 Exploring BBC BASIC

Back cover:
With this book you will quickly master the art of programming on one of the most powerful and versatile personal computers around: the BBC Microcomputer. You will learn to program in BBC Basic, not by memorising long lists of rules and commands but by actually doing programming tasks that teach you as you do them.

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Roger McShane
Platform: BBC Micro

The Icon Programming Language Date: 1983 The Icon Programming Language

Second Edition


"Ideal for both complex nonnumerical applications and situations where users need quick solutions with a minimum of programming effort, Icon is a high level general purpose programming language with a syntax similar to Pascal and C."

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Ralph E Griswold and Madge T Griswold
Platform: None

Starting Forth (1981) Date: 1981 Starting Forth (1981)

Guide to FORTH for beginners and professionals. 1981 edition.

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Leo Brodie
Platform: Forth

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