Mon, 31 Jul 2000 12:33:38 -0700
>as Visual Basic; I visited MicroCenter this weekend and found 8
>Software Engineering books on the shelves, 5 of which were from
>Microsoft Press; it is interesting to note the "Code Complete" by
>Steve McConnell (an editor of IEEE Software) is a Microsoft Press
>book that includes comparisons between languages, including Visual
>Basic and Ada;
What's the date on that? Mine is dated seven years ago and
contains 16 sub-entries under "Ada" in the index. Of course it
predates, and thus does not mention, Visual Basic.
The Computer Literacy bookstore in San Jose is having a sale "20%
off on Software Engineering titles", which seem to cover roughly one
wall. What they don't have is books on reliable software. Does
With a view toward porting Claw to the Pocket PC target, I attempted
to install the "Microsoft Windows CE Embedded Toolkit for Visual C++ 5.0"
only to find that Setup refuses to install on anything but NT. This
despite the Release Notes statement: "The toolkit can be installed on
Windows 95, and you can build your application on a Windows 95 host.
However, emulation and remote tools will not work on Windows 95. You can
use Windows NT as your host machine." There is nothing about this that I
can find on MS's web site or CE newsgroup. Is this the sort of thing to
be expected from Microsoft's tremendous efforts to assist developers?