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All Windows programmers take advantage of features made possible by COM and DCOM, but they generally do so at arm's length through an intermediate programming technology such as ActiveX. Offering essential information for the Windows developer, this text shows how the underlying architecture operates and how to use them to create efficient and robust programs that execute ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published January 1st 1997)
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Josejimeniz
Nov 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute must read for any developer who might ever use COM or ActiveX objects in any way.
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For the average programmer, the first couple of chapters and the last are the most beneficial. A lot of the material gets bogged down in the implementation details that get abstracted away.
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Recommends it for: Nerds
Gave more insight to COM than I ever want to know.
Oleg Sych
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This helped me understand COM without the overload of ATL. Still largely relevant today if you ignore discussion of the outdated applications.
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Jan 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
The first chapter, describing the ideas behind COM, is great. The rest of the chapters are alright, but do not recapture the majesty of the first.
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