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Windows® via C/C++, Fifth Edition by Christophe Nasarre, Jeffrey Richter

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Introduction

Microsoft Windows is a complex operating system. It offers so many features and does so much that it’s impossible for any one person to fully understand the entire system. This complexity also makes it difficult for someone to decide where to start concentrating the learning effort. Well, I always like to start at the lowest level by gaining a solid understanding of the system’s basic building blocks. Once you understand the basics, it’s easy to incrementally add any higher-level aspects of the system to your knowledge. So this book focuses on Windows’ basic building blocks and the fundamental concepts that you must know when architecting and implementing software targeting the Windows operating system. In short, this book teaches ...

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