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SequentialCaveman
The first edition of “Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?” is now available in electronic form. The dead-tree version will be available a bit later, or, as they say, Real Soon Now.

Big-animal changes over the early 2013 version include:


  1. Some material buried in the introduction and a few key Quick Quizzes has been pulled up into a new “How To Use This Book” chapter.
  2. Threre is significantly more material in the “Beyond Partitioning” section.
  3. A new “Hazard Pointers” section has been added to the “Deferred Processing” chapter.
  4. The “Data Structures” chapter has been filled out.
  5. Formal verification has been moved from an appendix to a new chapter following the pre-existing “Validation” chapter.
  6. A new “Putting It All Together” chapter contains some case studies.
  7. New cartoons have been added and some of the old cartoons have been updated.


Interestingly enough, even before its first edition, this book has seen some use in various classrooms. The memory-barrier information and the “Counting” chapter seem to be the most popular in that environment.

So what next?


Why, the second edition, of course!!! What else? :-)

Comments

tara_li
Mar. 11th, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: E-book formats
I'm checking with someone I know who does writes novels in LaTeX and publishes EPUBs. I know he does a fair bit of touch-up work in Sigil once it's done, but I don't know how good what comes out of his initial conversion actually is. He's kinda a perfectionist sometimes. Me, I'm the type who doesn't actually see a real point for open & close curly quotes.
paulmck
Mar. 11th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
Re: E-book formats
Thank you, looking forward to hearing what you learn!