Windows Internals, Part 1

System architecture, processes, threads, memory management, and more

Author: Pavel Yosifovich,David A. Solomon,Alex Ionescu

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133986462

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 6373


The definitive guide–fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Delve inside Windows architecture and internals, and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by a team of internals experts, this classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Whether you are a developer or an IT professional, you’ll get critical, insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand–knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. This book will help you: · Understand the Window system architecture and its most important entities, such as processes and threads · Examine how processes manage resources and threads scheduled for execution inside processes · Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory · Dig into the Windows I/O system and see how device drivers work and integrate with the rest of the system · Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and authorization, and learn about the new mechanisms in Windows 10 and Server 2016

Constructing an Ethical Hacking Knowledge Base for Threat Awareness and Prevention

Author: Dhavale, Sunita Vikrant

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522576290

Category: Computers

Page: 281

View: 6610


In recent decades there has been incredible growth in the use of various internet applications by individuals and organizations who store sensitive information online on different servers. This greater reliance of organizations and individuals on internet technologies and applications increases the threat space and poses several challenges for implementing and maintaining cybersecurity practices. Constructing an Ethical Hacking Knowledge Base for Threat Awareness and Prevention provides innovative insights into how an ethical hacking knowledge base can be used for testing and improving the network and system security posture of an organization. It is critical for each individual and institute to learn hacking tools and techniques that are used by dangerous hackers in tandem with forming a team of ethical hacking professionals to test their systems effectively. Highlighting topics including cyber operations, server security, and network statistics, this publication is designed for technical experts, students, academicians, government officials, and industry professionals.

Hands-On High Performance Programming with Qt 5

Build cross-platform applications using concurrency, parallel programming, and memory management

Author: Marek Krajewski

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789533309

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9852


Build efficient and fast Qt applications, target performance problems, and discover solutions to refine your code Key Features Build efficient and concurrent applications in Qt to create cross-platform applications Identify performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to improve application performance Delve into parallel programming and memory management to optimize your code Book Description Achieving efficient code through performance tuning is one of the key challenges faced by many programmers. This book looks at Qt programming from a performance perspective. You'll explore the performance problems encountered when using the Qt framework and means and ways to resolve them and optimize performance. The book highlights performance improvements and new features released in Qt 5.9, Qt 5.11, and 5.12 (LTE). You'll master general computer performance best practices and tools, which can help you identify the reasons behind low performance, and the most common performance pitfalls experienced when using the Qt framework. In the following chapters, you’ll explore multithreading and asynchronous programming with C++ and Qt and learn the importance and efficient use of data structures. You'll also get the opportunity to work through techniques such as memory management and design guidelines, which are essential to improve application performance. Comprehensive sections that cover all these concepts will prepare you for gaining hands-on experience of some of Qt's most exciting application fields - the mobile and embedded development domains. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to build Qt applications that are more efficient, concurrent, and performance-oriented in nature What you will learn Understand classic performance best practices Get to grips with modern hardware architecture and its performance impact Implement tools and procedures used in performance optimization Grasp Qt-specific work techniques for graphical user interface (GUI) and platform programming Make Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) performant and use the relevant Qt classes Discover the improvements Qt 5.9 (and the upcoming versions) holds in store Explore Qt's graphic engine architecture, strengths, and weaknesses Who this book is for This book is designed for Qt developers who wish to build highly performance applications for desktop and embedded devices. Programming Experience with C++ is required.