CDN$ 32.75
  • List Price: CDN$ 51.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 19.24 (37%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Win32 System Services: The Heart of Windows 98 and Windows 2000 (3rd Edition) Paperback – Dec 1 2000


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 32.75
CDN$ 32.75 CDN$ 5.48

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (Dec 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130225576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130225573
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 17.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,051,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By A Customer on Dec 28 2002
Format: Paperback
Unlike most books out there that mainly talk about GUI programming, this book focuses on all those functions that your Computer Science instructor (who probably loves Java because they lack the capacity to learn anything about Win32 or MFC) never taught at your C++ courses, such as getting a directory listing, creating and installing your own services, killing processes, creating threads, and a really simplified but yet awesome lesson on network programming. All source code is simplified by using the simple <iostream> class and main(), so you can easily see what is going on, and keeping the entire source code down to less than a page.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By rahul devgun on Sept. 4 2001
Format: Paperback
i have all my life,worked in the unix environment and but lately my work pushed me to get into the world of microsoft, one can expect my first reaction to this , but after reading this boook i have started to hate microsoft less. guys must read.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I can't say enough good things about this book. But let me try.
If you want to understand how 98/NT/Win2K works under the covers, read this book. Brain and Reeves 'break it down' for you in simple language and C code that works.
If you hate Windows and think Unix is the only true OS, read this book. You'll still like Unix better, but you'll appreciate how truly wonderful Win32 is.
If you need to write code for the Win32 platform, especially server code, read this book. I bought this book when I needed to learn how to write NT services. An hour later I had my first service running.
I also learned how to write threaded code using this book.
Don't wait another moment. Buy this book now. You'll keep it at your side and use it all the time.
This is a classic work on par with Stevens' TCP/IP books.
I only wish Brain wrote a book for every subject that I needed to learn. Oh, wait, he has...
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 8 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
If you code to the NT/Win2K platform: READ THIS BOOK March 1 2001
By Matthew Grimm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I can't say enough good things about this book. But let me try.
If you want to understand how 98/NT/Win2K works under the covers, read this book. Brain and Reeves 'break it down' for you in simple language and C code that works.
If you hate Windows and think Unix is the only true OS, read this book. You'll still like Unix better, but you'll appreciate how truly wonderful Win32 is.
If you need to write code for the Win32 platform, especially server code, read this book. I bought this book when I needed to learn how to write NT services. An hour later I had my first service running.
I also learned how to write threaded code using this book.
Don't wait another moment. Buy this book now. You'll keep it at your side and use it all the time.
This is a classic work on par with Stevens' TCP/IP books.
I only wish Brain wrote a book for every subject that I needed to learn. Oh, wait, he has...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I must have book on programming for Windows Dec 28 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Unlike most books out there that mainly talk about GUI programming, this book focuses on all those functions that your Computer Science instructor (who probably loves Java because they lack the capacity to learn anything about Win32 or MFC) never taught at your C++ courses, such as getting a directory listing, creating and installing your own services, killing processes, creating threads, and a really simplified but yet awesome lesson on network programming. All source code is simplified by using the simple <iostream> class and main(), so you can easily see what is going on, and keeping the entire source code down to less than a page.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Still Practical April 24 2008
By tterb45 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In spite of being an older book, this material is easy to follow and still works.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I like the author's name ! :-) Oct. 2 2007
By Malleus Maleficarum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
No less than five stars can be given!

PS. On a serious note, this is a good book. In a concise and always-to-the-point manner it covers a multitude of frequently happening systems-programming scenarios (with lots of sample code). It's almost like an intelligently written reference combined with a readable programmer's guide. For an initial in-depth study Richter's books are better, but this one is good to scan through once and keep it within reach. You will use it all the time (I do, and I have all editions of it). Whenever you, sort of, know what you need but don't quite remember the exact how-tos, this book will give you a quick and exact answer.

Bottom line: unequivocally worth having.

PPS. I was motivated by Mr Rothwell's review to post this; his review, I think, is unfair: the problem he experienced is due to a manufacturing defect and has nothing to do with the book's value (btw, my copies, all editions, have all been printed OK, so it _is_ possible to get a well-made copy). Mr Rothwell should have simply returned his book to Amazon for exchange or refund instead of knocking down a book he, by his own admission, hasn't even read.
Still relevant today June 30 2014
By KG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is what .NET was written with, native window calls. It is still very relevant, and a good book for Native C++ developers. Of course, the timing of this book there wasn't any .NET. I would recommend this to anybody who has native code.

Product Images from Customers

Search


Feedback