Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Long on Theory, Short on Practicality
am 27. Januar 1999
I bought this book based primarily on previous book reviews, and was remarkably disappointed. The book claims to be an advanced book, but it falls miserably short from this goal. For example, chapter 3 is devoted to 'Processes' yet contains less information about it than the Windows 95 API Bible (ISBN 1-57169-009-3). And Chapter 14 covers file systems, but chapter 15, titled Device I/O, only covers file I/O , just briefly mentioning that it can be used for other devices like serial ports or printer ports. The total lack of any discussion of Windows Sockets was in itself a major oversight. I wouldn't buy this book if I had seen it first, nor would I recommend it to anyone else.