The Old New Thing: The book!


I was thrilled to get a copy of The Old New Thing recently. You likely know that Raymond is one of the most popular bloggers on MSDN and his book does not disappoint. There is tons of interesting information on both how and why things work in windows. Raymond added some additional goodness, so it is not just a reprint of his blog… A few interesting ones:

  • Why do you have to click the Start button to shutdown?
  • Buying an entire Egghead Store
  • Sometimes an app just want crash

I am particularly happy about Raymond’s success as I way back Aug of ’03 I noticed Raymond seemed to know everything on some of the internal mailing lists, and I thought he should share it with YOU… So I talked him into starting a blog (he wasn’t really that hard)… Check out my introduction of Raymond… While you are walking down memory lane, check out my other posts from the Aug of ’03….

Enjoy

 

Comments (4)

  1. SS says:

    Thanks for persuading Raymond to start his blog. Its been a wealth of usefull information for windows developers. A lot of developers are addicted to his blog.

  2. SS says:

    Thanks for persuading Raymond to start his blog. Its been a wealth of usefull information for windows developers. A lot of developers are addicted to his blog.

  3. Judah says:

    Wow, I had no idea you persuaded Raymond to start a blog. Very cool!

  4. Adi says:

    If last year the best 2 books I got were CLR via C# and Framework Design Guidelines, I bet that my winner this year would be The Old New Thing (if Jeff Richter has no plan to publish a book exclusively on multithreading/synchronization by December 31st 2007 :P)