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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 23 Distributing Applications

After you write a program, test it, and debug it, you must get your program into the hands of those who will use it. One of the problems with the software industry is a lack of installation standards for new software. Although Windows provides some uniformity for installing software, not all software producers conform to that standard and not all software could even be made to conform to the Windows control panel’s Add/Remove Programs feature.

This hour introduces you to the problems associated with software distribution. You want to be sure that your users have an easy time installing the programs you write. In addition, those programs have to work after they are installed. Today’s distribution tools help a ...

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