OS/2 Books

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This is a quick list of OS/2 related books in no particular order.



OS/2 Version 1.x

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Peter Norton's Inside OS/2 Robert W. Lafore, Peter Norton 1988 ISBN 0-13-467895-8 Brady [1]
Using OS/2 Kris Jamsa 1988 ISBN 0-07-881306-9 Osborne McGraw-Hill
Essential OS/2 Judd Robbins 1988 ISBN 0-8958-8478-X Sybex
OS/2: A Business Perspective Dick Conklin 1988 ISBN 0-4716-3503-0 Wiley [2]
The OS/2 Programming Environment David A. Schmitt 1989 ISBN 0-1364-2927-0 Prentice Hall [3]

OS/2 Version 2.0

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
OS/2 2.0 Complete Franken 1992 ISBN 1-55755-157-X Abacus
Stepping Up to OS/2 2.0 Albrecht; Plura 1992 ISBN 1-55755-160-X Abacus
10 Minute Guide to OS/2 2.0 Herb Tyson 1992 ISBN 1-56761-000-5 Alpha
Exploring OS/2 Version 2.0 Crockett 1993 ISBN 0-87709-056-4 Boyd & Fraser
Inside OS/2 2.0 Mark Minasi 1992 ISBN 1-56205-045-1 NRP [4]
Using OS/2 2.0 Nance 1992 ISBN 0-88022-863-6 Que
The OS/2 2.0 Handbook:
Applications, Integration, and Optimization
William H. Zack 1992 ISBN 0-442-01234-9 Van Nostrand Reinhold

OS/2 Version 2.1

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
OS/2 2.1 Complete Peter Franken, Seetzen 1993 ISBN 1-55755-184-7 Abacus
OS/2 for Dummies Andy Rathbone 1993 ISBN 1-878058-76-2 IDG Books
Inside OS/2 2.1 Mark Minasi 1993 ISBN 1-56205-134-2 New Riders
Easy OS/2 Shelley O'Hara 1993 ISBN 1-56529-145-X Que
Dvorak's Guide to OS/2, Version 2.1 John C. Dvorak, David B. Whittle, Martin McElroy 1993 ISBN 0-6797-4648-X Random House
Teach Yourself OS/2 2.1 in a Week Carol Thomas 1993 ISBN 0-672-30360-4 Sams
OS/2 2.1 Unleashed David Moskowitz, David A. Kerr 1993 ISBN 0-672-30240-3 Sams [5]
OS/2 2.1 Instant Reference Peter Dyson 1993 ISBN 0-7821-1179-3 Sybex
Now that I have OS/2 2.1 on my Computer, what do I do next? Steven Levenson, Eli Hertz 1994 ISBN 0-442-01832-0 Van Nostrand Reinhold
Using Workplace OS/2: The Power User's Guide to IBM OS/2 Version 2.1 Lori Brown, Jeff Howard 1993 ISBN 0-442-01590-9 Van Nostrand Reinhold
PC Learning Labs teaches OS/2 2.1 1993 ISBN 1-56276-148-X Ziff-Davis Press
OS/2 2.11 Power Techniques IBM 1994 ISBN 1-56529-286-3 Que

OS/2 Warp

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Stepping Up to OS/2 Warp Robert Albrecht, Michael Plura 1995 ISBN 1-55755-269-X Abacus
Official Guide to Using OS/2 Warp Karla Stagray, Linda S. Rogers 1995 ISBN 1-56884-466-2 IDG Books
OS/2 Warp Uncensored Peter G. Magid, Ira H. Schneider 1995 ISBN 1-56884-474-3 IDG Books
OS/2 Warp for Dummies Andy Rathbone 1995 ISBN 1-56884-205-8 IDG Books [6]
OS/2 Warp: Professional Reference John Little 1995 ISBN 1-56205-502-X New Riders
Inside OS/2 Warp, Version 3 Mark Minasi, Bill Camarda, Bruce Hallberg, Cynthia Ross-Pedersen 1994 ISBN 1-56205-378-7 New Riders
OS/2 Warp: Easy Installation Guide Jonathan Kamin 1995 ISBN 0-7615-0099-5 Prima
Teach Yourself OS/2 Warp in a Week Carol Thomas 1995 0672306840 Sams
Navigating the Internet with OS/2 Warp Herbert L. Tyson 1995 0672307197 Sams
OS/2 Warp Administrator's Survival Guide David A. Kerr 1995 0672307448 Sams
OS/2 Warp Unleashed David Moskowitz 1995 0672309106 Sams
The OS/2 Warp Survival Guide Doug Azzarito, David W. Green 1995 0-471-06083-6 Wiley
OS/2 Warp Version 4 Certification Handbook OS/2 Warp Version 4 Certification Handbook IBM 1996 SG24-4869-00 IBM [7]
TCP/IP Implementation In An OS/2 Warp Environment IBM 1996, Apr SG24-4730-00 IBM ITSO [8], [9]
OS/2 Warp Server Functional Enhancements, Part 1 IBM 1997, Sep SG24-2008-00 IBM ITSO [10], [11]

OS/2 Programming

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Inside OS/2 Gordon Letwin 1988 1-55615-117-9 Microsoft Press [12]
OS/2: Features, Functions and Applications J. Krantz 1988 0-471-60709-6 Wiley
Advanced OS/2 Programming: The Microsoft Guide to the OS/2 Kernel for Assembly Language and C Programmers Ray Duncan 1989 1-55615-045-8 Microsoft Press
Essential OS/2 Functions Ray Duncan 1988 1-55615-177-2
OS/2 Programmer's Guide Ed Iacobucci 1988 0-07-881300-X Osborne McGraw-Hill
Assembly Language Programming under OS/2 William H. Murray, Chris H. Pappas 1988 0-07-881412-X Osborne McGraw-Hill
Microsoft Operating System/2 Programmer's Reference: Version 1.1, Volume 1 Microsoft 1989 1-55615-220-5
Microsoft Operating System/2 Programmer's Reference: Version 1.1, Volume 2 Microsoft 1989 1-55615-221-3
Creating Applications with the IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Database Manager David C. Baker, William L. Banning, William W. Myre 1989 0-201-15302-5 Addison-Wesley
Software Tools for OS/2: Creating Dynamic Link Libraries Michael J. Young 1989 0-201-51787-6
Writing OS/2 Device Drivers Raymond Westwater 1989 0-201-52234-9
Programming the OS/2 Kernel J. Terry Godfrey 1991 0-13-723776-6 Prentice Hall
DOS to OS/2: Conversion, Migration, and Application Design Jay Ranade, Angelo R. Bobak 1991 0-07-051264-7 McGraw-Hill
The Design of OS/2 Harvey M. Deitel, Michael S. Kogan 1992 0-201-54889-5 [13]
Writing OS/2 2.0 Device Drivers in C Steven J. Mastrianni 1992 0-442-01141-5
Client/Server Programming with OS/2 2.0 Robert Orfali, Dan Harkey 1992 0-442-01219-5
Client/Server Programming with OS/2 2.1 Robert Orfali, Dan Harkey 1993 0-442-01833-9
OS/2 2.X Notebook Dick Conklin 1993 0-442-01522-4
OS/2 2.0 Programming Herbert Schildt, Robert Goosey 1993 0-07-881910-5 Osborne McGraw-Hill
Instant OS/2: Porting C Applications to OS/2 Len Dorfman 1993 0-8306-4522-5 McGraw-Hill
The Shell Collection: OS/2 2.X Utilities Steven Levenson 1993 0-442-01585-2
OS/2 2.1 Corporate Programmer's Handbook Nora Scholin, Martin C. Sullivan, Robin Scragg 1993 0-442-01598-4
OS/2 2.0 Presentation Manager Graphics Program Guide IBM 1993 1-56529-156-5 Que
OS/2 2.1 Workplace Shell Programming Stefano Maruzzi 1993 0-679-79162-0 Random House
The Art of OS/2 2.1 C Programming K. Panov, L. Salomon, A. Panov 1993 0-471-08633-9 Wiley
Objects for OS/2 Scott H. Danforth, Paul Koenen, Bruce Tate 1994 0-442-01738-3
OS/2 2.1 Application Programmer's Guide Jody Kelly 1994 0-442-01736-7
Windows vs. OS/2, the GUI-OOUI War: The Designer's Guide to Human-Computer Interfaces Theo Mandel 1994 0-442-01750-2
Developing C/C++ Software in the OS/2 Environment V. Mitra Gopaul 1994 0-442-01240-3
Client/Server Survival Guide with OS/2 Robert Orfali, Dan Harkey 1994 0-442-01798-7
Cross-Platform Programming for OS/2: Parallel Development in DOS and OS/2 Len Dorfman 1994 0-07-017862-3
The Ultimate OS/2 Programmer's Manual John Mueller 1994 0-07-043965-6
The Ultimate OS/2 File Management Toolkit Len Dorfman, Michael O. Stegman 1994 0-07-911882-8
OS/2 Warp Programming for Dummies Blake Watson 1995 1-56884-337-2
OS/2 and NetWare Programming: Using the NetWare Client API for C Lori Gauthier 1995 0-442-01815-0
OS/2 Programmer's Reference V. Mitra Gopaul 1995 0-07-023748-4 McGraw-Hill
The OS/2 Warp Toolkit for Software Developers Maurice J. Viscuso 1996 0-13-192428-1 Prentice Hall
TCP/IP Programming for OS/2 Steven J. Gutz 1996 1-884777-17-1 Manning [14]

OS/2 Presentation Manager Programming

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Advanced OS/2 Presentation Manager Programming Alan Southerton 1989 0-201-52325-6 Addison-Wesley
Writing OS/2 Resident Utilities: for Presentation Manager Ben Ezzell 1989 0-201-51788-4 Addison-Wesley
Programmer's Guide to the OS/2 Presentation Manager Michael J. Young 1989 0-89588-464-X Sybex
OS/2 Presentation Manager Graphics: An Introduction William H. Murray, Chris H. Pappas 1989 0-07-881474-X Osborne McGraw-Hill
Programming the OS/2 Presentation Manager: The Microsoft Guide to Writing Applications for OS/2 Graphical Windowing Environment Charles Petzold 1989 1-55615-170-5 Microsoft Press
OS/2 Presentation Manager Programming Primer Asael Dror, Robert Lafore 1990 0-07-881467-7 Osborne McGraw-Hill
OS/2 Presentation Manager Programming Bryan Goodyer 1993 0-07-707776-8 McGraw-Hill
IBM OS/2 2.1 Presentation Manager Programming Stefano Maruzzi 1993 0-553-37257-2 Random House
Learning to Program OS/2 2.0 Presentation Manager by Example Stephen A. Knight 1992 0-442-01292-6 Van Nostrand Reinhold
The Cobol Presentation Manager Programming Guide David Dill 1992 0-442-01293-4 Van Nostrand Reinhold
Introduction to OS/2 Programming (OS/2 awareness series) Feite Kraay
Larry Pollis
Craig Chambers
1993 1-884988-01-6 One Up Corporation [15]
OS/2 Presentation Manager GPI: Graphics Programming Guide to the 32-Bit Operating System Graham C. Winn 1994 0-442-00739-6 Van Nostrand Reinhold
OS/2 Warp Presentation Manager Mentor Michael Drapkin 1995 0-442-01989-0 VNR
OS/2 Presentation Manager Programming Charles Petzold 1994 1-56276-123-4 Ziff Davis [16]
Byte's OS/2 Programmer's Cookbook Kathy Ivens
Bruce Hallberg
1994 0-07-882039-1 McGraw-Hill [17]
OS/2 Warp Presentation Manager API Joel Barnum 1995 0-471-03887-3 Wiley
OS/2 C++ Class Library: Power GUI Programming with C Set++ William Law
Bob Love
Bruce Olson
Hiroshi Tsuji
1995 0-442-01795-2 VNR [18]

OS/2 REXX Programming

Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Object REXX by Example Veneskey, Trosky, Urbaniak 1996 0-9652329-0-5 Aviar
REXX Reference Summary Handbook [19] Richard K. Goran 1995 0-9639854-3-4 CFS Nevada [20]
Writing OS/2 REXX Programs Ronny Richardson 1994 0-07-052372X McGraw-Hill
Object REXX for OS/2 Warp Trevor Turton, Ueli Wahli 1996 0-13-273467-2 Prentice Hall
OS/2 2.1 REXX Handbook: Basics, Applications, and Tips Hallett German 1994 0-442-01734-0 Van Nostrand Reinhold
Mastering OS/2 REXX Gabriel F. Gargiulo 1994 0-471-51901-4 Wiley


  • Mastering Make: A Guide to Building Programs on DOS, OS/2, and Unix Systems - Clovis L. Tondo, Andrew Nathanson, Eden Yount (Mar 1994)
  • The Power of Frameworks: For Windows and OS/2 Developers by Taligent - 0-201-48348-3, 978-0201483482 (Taligent Press)
  • Object Oriented Application Development with VisualAge for C++ for OS/2 by Peter Jakab, Isabelle Mauny, Rainer Vetter and Marc Carrel-Billiard (Jun 1996)
  • Getting to Know OS/2 Warp 4 by Axel Buecker, Juergen Friedrichs, Veronika Moroian and Robert Schey (Dec 1996)


Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Microsoft OS/2. La guida del programmatore Stefano Maruzzi 1988 ISBN 88-7056-770-2 Jackson Libri
OS/2 presentation manager: Guida del programmatore 1991 ISBN 88-7131-035-7 Mondadori informatica
OS/2 2.1 Guida del programmatore 1993 ISBN 88-7131-596-0
Guida pratica ad OS/2 1993 ISBN 88-7131-598-7
Guida pratica a OS/2 Warp 1995 ISBN 88-7131-647-9


Title Authors Year ISBN Publisher Links
Todo el OS/2 Warp: versión 3.0 en un solo libro Gabriel Antonio Strizinec 1996 9682402735, 9789682402739 Trillas