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For developers building server-side web applications with Windows 2000, an in-depth understanding of services is critical. Hey, we're talking servers: You can't just reboot when you feel like it. You'd better write resource-efficient code that won't bog down the whole system and always tidies up after itself. Your code had better be easy to administer; hence, you need to understand Service Control Programs and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), among other topics. Need we mention that your code had better be secure? Wouldn't want to find your site tarred on the front page of The Wall Street Journal!
In this book, two of the world's most sophisticated Windows 2000 developers give you the soup-to-nuts guidance you need to write great server-side services for web and enterprise environments.
You already know Jeffrey Richter, author of the legendary Programming Applications for Microsoft Windows. If you're unfamiliar with coauthor Jason Clark, it's only because he's been too busy toiling on the Windows 2000 development team. Suffice to say: they both know their stuff.
You'll learn advanced techniques for improving performance and scalability, such as using the I/O completion port for interthread communication and device I/O. You'll learn how to build applications that log events, monitor their own performance, can be administered remotely, and more. The extensive security coverage includes a full chapter on using the Net API to create and manage trustee accounts programmatically -- essential for web apps that are restricted to specific individuals or communities.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains 15 original applications designed to help you master the fine art of building services. Highlights include: RegScan and RegNotify, which search the registry, enumerate keys and values, and receive registry notifications; SuperSCP, which shows how to programmatically add, delete, start, stop, and reconfigure services; and TimeServiceProvider, which shows how you can build in WMI administration features.
Already comfortable writing Windows C++ code? Headed for the server side? This book will carry you all the way. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.