C is what the world is breathing today. And books on C are filling bookshelves like believers converging on a holy bank, but here’s a pilgrimage that’s a different kind of voyage.The C Odyssey. Written in an easy, riveting and readable style, the book touches heights that few have reached and offers insights that nobody has divined.  

The C Odyssey is for those who’d like to learn C and for those who have learned C. Garnished with small programs, followed by in-depth explanations, the journey takes the beginner by the hand, breaking him into the mold, taking him up to a point, and letting him free to explore on his own. The platform covered is wide and diverse. From C under DOS to C under UNIX, Windows, OS/2, and its interfaces with networking and relational databases.  

The Odyssey has a seven-stop itinerary. Unserialized and district, but threaded by him silken bonds to each other.The saga is a lengthy one, through lands that have been visited separately before.Speaking the same language from different podiums, they abet an undisrupted flow of thought.  

Odyssey 4:Networks and RDBMS-New worlds to computer    

As offices emerge into title microcosms universes within themselves, the need for pooling information and simultaneous access to it imperative networks and relational database management systems are becoming as important as personal secretaries.

This volume indulges in a deep search into programming under Novell NetWare. It traces the essence of networking and tackles deep-rooted concepts like TTS, pipes, semaphores, the bindery queues, client-server models and IPC’s under NetWare.  

The other half of the story deals with interfacing C with the relational database. The four RDBMS selected –oracle, Ingres, unify, and the lone DBMS-Clipper 5.0, have merited study for reasons of popularity and effectiveness. The focus is to provide a synopsis of the logic behind interfacing C with ‘RDBMS’ The RDBMS selected are representative enough, to allow the learner to spread the knowledge gleaned here to other relational databases.   The rallying point has been writing real-life applications.