Amit Singh’s Book (OS X): Amit Singh wrote the de facto bible for OS X back when it was mostly PPC based. His book – “Mac OS X Internals, a Systems. Mac OS X Internals has ratings and 11 reviews. Steve said: Never ‘finished;’ this book is fascinating but I found that it took a lower-level approach. I’ve been looking for a book like this for a while, and was pretty happy when I found it. I’m a software developer, and I use mac OSX for my.

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See all free Kindle reading apps. This category could be further broken down into the following possibly overlapping categories:. A really fascinating read, even though a lot of the content deals with PowerPC.

Spike Grobstein rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I’m a software developer, and I use mac OSX for my development platform, so I wanted to get a better idea of the architecture of the platform, and what’s installed where. Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders.

Zev Clementson rated it did not like it Feb 01, I guess what set me on this path is that I was trying to debug a failed postgresql installation, and found out that Mac includes a copy of postgres and that I needed to change how it was referenced.

Application programmers can gain a deeper understanding of how their applications interact with the system. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. I guess I started sinvh taking a look at apache server October 22, – Published on Amazon.

I’ve been looking for a book like this for a while, and was pretty happy when I found it.

Vivek Singh Paperback Cookbooks in English. This book is about the only one that covers Mac OS X’s internal system, and it does it very well. It’s not carryable, there’s no ebook version apparently there was one, but it was never readable on Macs!


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Besides book-related information and updates, the site has a blog and a set of forums. When I ordered the book from Amazon, I didn’t look at page count, so when I picked up the box from my front porch I thought it couldn’t possibly contain just one book. Seriously in-depth amitt of Mac OS X technologies.

System programmers can use the book as a reference and to construct a better picture of how the core system works. This category includes power users, developers, and administrators. There interals a problem filtering reviews right now. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. October 9, – Published on Amazon. The author is a hard-core expert who put a lot into this book.

Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach by Amit Singh (Paperback, 2016)

If you are a developer, this is a must-have book. Finally, it is the best reference for someone with a Windows background who’s wondering if Mac OS might be superior technically leaving aside user interface.

Note that the forums are already “live”. I find reading around the history and culture helps to break up the monotony. You will learn how these pieces connect and work internally, where they originated, and how they evolved. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. It also includes archival footage of Gary Kildall and commentary from Douglas Adamsthe author of the science fiction series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Thom Strom rated amitt liked it Sep 28, I expect such readers to find several things of interest in the book. Read more Read less. I was completely unaware that they included a copy, and it just made me want to find out more about the kernel and how MacOSX, say, loads from startup, or manages memory, or what kinds of libraries it comes installed with ait where they’re saved.

System administrators and power users can use the book to harness the power of the rich environment offered by Mac OS X.


One of the amot things from around that time I found by digging around was quartz composer. Cringely Mark Stephens and based on his book, Accidental Empires. I have a bunch of OS internals books, but this one at pages is more than twice as big as the next biggest. I did, and I would buy it again if I needed to.

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I learned a lot from different sources depending on what specific area of focus I was interested in at that time. In other news, I just want to say that this book is top notch in terms of the breadth and depth of technical information on OS X.

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Hmmm, well it’s tough to say, which I know isn’t much of an answer. Just be aware that this book is authoritative in any differences between the two. So yeah i’d say you’ll still find things that are no longer in use even just going back one version but to get a level of utility that makes your learning worth it, stick to snow-leopard onwards.

A Systems Approach is the first book that dissects the internals of the system, presenting a detailed picture that grows incrementally as you read. If you like your technical information by the hundredweight, this inrernals the book for you. Will also delete on comment score of -1 or less. It is worth every penny, but at almost a hundred bucks, you need to think twice before you buy.