This book is an example oriented practical guide teaching you the correct way to write components alongside design issues, architecture and data access. By teaching you how to write a component in VB, the book teaches you COM along the way.
About the authors
Richard Anderson is a professional software developer who has over 10 years experience of Microsoft Technologies. He is a recognized authority in many areas, and has written material for several books as well as technically reviewing many others.
Richard spends his daytime as senior systems architect for a medium sized electronic commerce company, and spends his spare time living the COM lifestyle, keeping his wife Sam happy, and eating curries.
Brian is a Senior Developer with NCR's Human Interface Technology Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the HITC, Brian is responsible for prototyping and developing advanced applications that apply superior human interfaces as developed at the Center. His tools of choice include Visual Basic, Visual C++, Java, and all of the Microsoft Internet products. Brian has developed and deployed Multimedia Kiosk applications, Computer-based Training applications, and other advanced user interface prototypes for the past three years.
Alex Homer lives and works in the idyllic rural surroundings of Derbyshire, UK. His software company, specializes in office integration and Internet-related development, and produces a range of vertical application software. He has worked with Wrox Press on several projects.
Former academic who specialized in post-doctorate computational physics & mathematical modeling, mostly in quantum physics and superconductors. He subsequently worked as 50% programmer and 50% evaluation / researcher for Lucent Technologies, until June 1999, and now works freelance. He has 11 years continuous programming experience. A recognized expert in COM/DCOM/ATL, ADSI, Active Directory, MFC, LDAP, C++, VB and MMC.