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The old new thing; practical development throughout the evolution of Windows.


The old new thing; practical development throughout the evolution of Windows.

Chen, Raymond.



517 pages




Chen, a Windows programmer at Microsoft, intends this volume as an overview of the history and philosophy of the Windows design, an illumination of the "why" that usually plays second fiddle to the "how." Largely independent essays aimed at readers with some familiarity with programming shed light on themes including: initial forays into user interface design, the history of the GlobalAlloc function, backward compatibility, Windows etymology, and Win32 design issues, among other topics. Topics are marked for level of expertise required to understand them, and some how-to's for major tasks are included.

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Date:Mar 1, 2007
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