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Beej's Guide to Network Programming

July 26, 2022

Although I don’t use C professionally, I enjoy reading low-level documentation because it sheds more light on how things work under the hood. Beej’s Guide to Network Programming is a great book which is focused on network sockets and the ways we can interact with them.

Things like select and epoll are the secret sauce which enables higher-level non-blocking IO abstractions such as Kotlin coroutines and async Rust, so this book can be of interest to anyone who’s curious to see how the sausage gets made.