>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 your MicroCenter? 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?