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by William Stallings

  • Author: William Stallings
  • ISBN: 0024154253
  • ISBN13: 978-0024154255
  • ePub: 1463 kb | FB2: 1649 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Networking & Cloud Computing
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (September 11, 1996)
  • Pages: 798
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 510
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Data and Computer Communications ePub download

Books by william stallings. Data and computer communications.

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It is unnecessarily dry and academic, and not in a good way. It's simply confusing in many cases. My students frequently give completely wrong or downright nonsensical answers to assignment questions, and when I read the relevant sections in the book, their misconceptions become quite understandable.

This timely revision of one of the all time best-selling Data Communications and Networking book features the clarity and scope of a Stallings classic. Ideal for professional reference or self-study, this comprehensive volume provides the most up-to-date coverage of the essential, need to know topics in data communications, networking, Internet technology and protocols, and standards. Features a convenient modular format.

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms.

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Data and Computer Communications book.

This book covers the full range of data and computer communications, giving an up-to-date tutorial on leading edge network technologies. It includes expanded coverage of WANs, including ATM, frame relay, packet switching, and circuit switching. Also offered is expanded coverage of LANs, including Fast Ethernet, and expanded coverage of TCP/IP.
This book is inadequate for people without a decent amount of experience with data communications. The book regularly jumps between from extremely basic to fairly complex information making wild assumptions at the reader's base knowledge. An example of this is evident early on when the book starts by going into detail on what the parts of a wave are and then expecting you to understand Fourier Analysis to the T with very little explanation a few pages later. Charts and diagrams included in the book are referred to pages before and after they actually appear, leading to a lot of flipping back and forth. The charts are also poorly explained and detailed, often leaving out important bits of information that most people with limited knowledge wouldn't be expected to know. The review questions aren't worded well, and often leave you wondering whether or not the author had anyone from outside of his department (or even in his department) actually review his writing.

Sadly, since this is a required reading for my class, there's really nothing I could do to get away from this book. I'd assume that the majority of people looking to purchase this book are in the same position.

Honestly, I could only recommend this to people looking for a refresher on data and computer communications.
The subject of Networking and Data communication is hard to teach and the good books are also hard to find.

For anyone interested in the details of Networking and its mathematical and logical scales, there is no other book that represents this wide subject in an easy to read, understand and comprehend the subject. Although this is only my second required textbook in the Networking and Data communication, one undergrad and now grad school, it is my ...probably 10th book to read/use as a reference in my daily tasks.

All or partial of the text might be presented as grad level course or subject, but it is presented in a simple way. Go ahead, read it...you buy it or borrow it at the local library you won't be disappointed.

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Good book for my class. Hard cover can well protect the content. Quite good for reference and textbook for college students.
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Stallings' 8th Edition provides a good introduction to the subject of computer networking, but it is often too light for an in-depth understanding of the subject. Frequently I found myself going to other resources whenever I had a question about something in his book or from the course I was participating in on computer networks. Part of the difficulty is that computer networking spans so many different areas (from communications and DSP to computer architecture). I would recommend purchasing this book if you have to for a course, however, I would look elsewhere if you are simply interested in learning more about the subject.
Stallings takes the student reader through an extensive introduction to current computer networking. Focusing naturally on TCP/IP, as the Internet is the largest computer network in the world. He shows how TCP/IP can be related to the theoretical 7 layer OSI model. The 5 layers of TCP/IP have proved to be well adequate to this date.

En route, he provides very simple analogies to the protocol stack, as this sometimes gives students grief. One analogy is for the physical layer to be mapped to a telephone line. Then on one side, there is a stack for ordering pizza - consisting of a guest at a hotel, a host and a telephone. The other stack has the pizza cook, the order clerk and a telephone. Here, we see a 3 [or 4] layer stack, that is readily understandable. (It's easier to see the structure in the book's diagram.] Well, if you can follow this, then TCP/IP is not so different.

The book also explains various multiplexing methods, like frequency division or time division, without drowning the student in maths. The treatment is qualitative, and does not replace a full course in communications theory.

The discussion on routing, however, while also qualitative, is closer to actual implementations. The routing strategies can be quite adequately understood at the level given in the text.

There is one chapter devoted to wireless networks [ie. for cellphones]. Given the still strong rise in cellphone usage in developing countries, this chapter might well be expanded in future editions of the book.

WiFi is covered, but not WiMax. Well, it is still early days for deployment of the latter, whereas WiFi's popularity is established.
For the stated audience -- academics and self-study professionals -- it is hard to envision a better single volume study of datacom principles. Divided into five primary parts (overview, data communications, WANs, LANs, and Networking Protocols), it can provide excellent first course source material to provide a general overview of datacom principles and techniques.
Note that, with as much information as being presented, the book is much more useful as a course text for study than for casual reading. However, it covers sufficient areas to be useful as a reference for the data & computer communications professional. Additional information is maintained by the author on his web site which provides more up-to-date information than can ever be maintained in a printed volume.
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