Woohoo, look at us! We’ve got our own Windows Embedded Bookstore on MSN.
I used to say that there were 2 books you needed to have in your arsenal for XP Embedded development, now there are 3.
To recap, if you’re new to this environment, do yourself a favor and start with “Windows XP Embedded Step by Step” by James Beau Cseri, it’s 242 pages, contains some pretty good introductory tutorials.
After that one, you’ll need to move on to Sean Liming’s first XPe book “Windows XP Embedded Advanced“, this one is 700+ pages. It’s just excellent, you’ll keep it on your desk throughout your Embedded development cycle, a very good reference book.
Well, now there’s a third book called “Windows XP Embedded Supplemental Toolkit“. This one is also by Sean but dedicated to the XPe-SP2 enhancements and features as well as more advanced tutorials for commonly requested scenarios such as “Virtual PC 2004 with XPe”.
The book comes with a CD that, among other things, contains tools developed by Sean. Some of these I’ve been waiting years for, they address some of the holes in the end to end development process like the new “Component Helper”, “Component Tracker” and SLX configuration tools like “SLXtoTXT” and “SLXDiff”.