Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

Category: Hardware & DIY
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
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by pjmlp   2019-07-03
Sure.

- MacOS (pre-OS X)

"Revolution in the Valley"

https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Valley-Insanely-Great-Stor...

https://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Internals-Approach-paperback/d...

https://www.amazon.com/Symbian-OS-Internals-Real-time-Progra...

"Symbian OS Platform Security: Software Development Using the Symbian OS Security Architecture"

https://www.amazon.com/Symbian-Platform-Security-Development...

"The Symbian OS Architecture Sourcebook: Design and Evolution of a Mobile Phone OS"

https://www.amazon.com/Symbian-OS-Architecture-Sourcebook-Ev...

- Mesa and Mesa/Cedar

https://www.amazon.com/Be-Developers-Guide-Development-Team/...

"Be Advanced Topics"

https://www.amazon.com/Be-Advanced-Topics-Development-Team/d...

- Windows

https://www.amazon.de/Windows-Internals-Part-Pavel-Yosifovic...

https://www.amazon.de/Windows-Internals-Part-Mark-Russinovic...

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Rob-Short-and-ker...

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Doron-Holan-Kerne...

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012/3-005

Not everything by a long shot, plenty more to re-discover like VMS,IBM i and Z, Unisys ClearPath, mbed,...

Just keep an open mind and don't idolatrize UNIX, yes it has a couple of good ideas, but they don't make it the be all end all of OS design.

by smussell   2018-11-10
There’s a ton of great suggestions here. Here are a couple I haven’t seen mentioned.

Documentaries:

- Silicon Cowboys - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4938484/ It covers the creation of Compaq

- American Experience: Silicon Velley - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/silicon/ About how Silicon Valley came to be.

- Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cdr7THH0zo8 Kind of a PR video, but interesting and free. Covers the history of Naughty Dog games.

Books:

- Cukoo’s Egg - https://www.amazon.com/Cuckoos-Egg-Tracking-Computer-Espiona... Has some interesting technical detail, and gives perspective on a very different time on the internet.

- Revolution in the Valley - https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Valley-Insanely-Great-Stor... You can read these stories on folklore.org, but I enjoyed the collected book. Covers the creation of the Macintosh.