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Applying COM+ by Gregory Brill

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Chapter 2. COM Fundamentals

Now that we've covered the basics of COM components, it is time to look at COM in greater detail. Unfortunately, Visual Basic hides a lot of the details, and Visual J++ (VJ++), although exposing more details than VB, still abstracts COM to a large degree. This leaves Visual C++. I have always maintained that COM has its truest representation in C++, and to truly understand COM, you need to understand how it is implemented in this language.

That said, I realize that there are many developers in the world who lead a perfectly satisfying professional life without programming in C++. But, much like learning Latin, your understanding of your present language can be greatly enhanced by a study of its sometimes more verbose ...

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