Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold

By Charles Petzold

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws need to do with desktops? In CODE, they express us the creative methods we control language and invent new technique of speaking with one another. and during CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to speak have pushed the technological suggestions of the earlier centuries.

Using daily items and standard language structures corresponding to Braille and Morse code, writer Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for somebody who’s ever puzzled concerning the mystery internal lifetime of desktops and different shrewdpermanent machines.

It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently understandable story—and alongside the way in which, you’ll realize you’ve received a true context for knowing today’s global of desktops, electronic media, and the web. it doesn't matter what your point of technical savvy, CODE will attraction you—and maybe even wake up the technophile within.

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Class library: This creates a code library assembly that can be referenced by other projects. It's useful for encapsulating reusable code. • Console application (nongraphical application): The former title appears when choosing Windows CE; the latter is for Pocket PC. In both cases, the application does contain windows, and its execution begins via a Main method. WriteLine), whereas in Pocket PC the application does not support any UI. • Empty project: This is an empty project that can subsequently be populated with project items.

NET. APress, 2001. ISBN 1-893-11571-2. McPherson, Frank. How to Do Everything with Your Pocket PC, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2002. ISBN 0-072-19414-6. Wigley, Andy, and Peter Roxburgh. NET Applications for Mobile Devices. Microsoft Press, 2002. ISBN 0-735-61532-2. com/windows/embedded. com/mobile. com. com. net. Microsoft "Mobile Devices Wireless Connectivity," white paper, at www. asp. asp. com/Business/Mobility. asp. [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Chapter 2. NET Compact Framework SDP 32 Part 1: The PDA Development Landscape with the Compact Framework Part 1: The PDA Development Landscape with the Compact Framework 33 What's Ahead Related Reading [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Executive Summary In the last two years, Microsoft has made two fundamental and important changes in its technology offerings.

NET Compact Framework and SDP, it is important to review a bit of recent history, which places the goals in proper perspective. In the summer of 2000, Microsoft began to reveal its plans for what, up to that time, had been loosely called Next Generation Windows Services, or NGWS. NET Framework. XML Web Services In 1998, Microsoft, DevelopMentor, and UserLand Software worked together to create an XML encoding scheme that would provide direct computer-to-computer message-based interaction over the existing Internet infrastructure, including TCP/IP and HTTP as a transport.

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