Inside Windows Debugging
An essential guide for all Windows programmers that tells them what they need to know about how Windows works and enables them to properly debug their code.
- Presents the material in a logical sequence starting with how to use the debugger and even explaining how it works.
- Provides a number of practical examples via a download so you can see for yourself how it all works.
- Presents information not only on how to use the debugger but how to use it effectively.
- Includes clear examples of the sorts of things that you are likely to actually need.
- May be a little to technical for beginners (but then the back of the book does indicate that the intended audience is intermediate to advanced).
- The history section at the front leaves out the original 16 bit version of the operating system released in 1987 (not that it makes any difference to the usefulness of the book).
- Some of the pages in the copy I received are at an angle and not horizontal - fortunately this didn't result in any text getting cut off.
- First Edition: Copyright May 2012
- 560 page paperback
- Published by O'Reilly Media
- ISBN 978-0-7356-6278-0
- Author Tarik Soulami
The author of this book is obviously an experienced programmer who is very familiar with both the sorts of problems that people are likely to encounter that they will need to debug and also an in depth knowledge of how Windows works. This combination makes the book more than just a reference to how the debugger works, it makes it a practical guide to how to debug real world problems.
The book is a practical guide that allows you to try things out for yourself and the book then explains what it all means. It uses clear examples of the types of situations likely to arise in the real world and shows you how to best utilise the debugger to resolve those types of problems.
The book concludes with a section on testing your programs performance and a quickstart guide to debugging in the appendix.
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