I’ve been reading quite a bit for the last couple of months and I compiled my list of the 5 Windows development books that I want to complete:
1) Windows Internals (finished): The classic book by Mark Russinovich and David Solomon is now in its 5th edition. I’ve read the 4th one and I think that it’s a must-read for every windows developer.
2) Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation (finished): I just finished the book and I think that its the best book currently available to windows driver developers, especially for beginners. I’ll write a review shortly, however I think that it’s definately the most complete and at the same time easier to read book on windows drivers.
3) Advanced Windows Debugging (not started): After John Robbins decided not to write a debugging book for Win32 programming, I was wondering which book would take its place. I’ve read lots of good reviews about this book and I have it in my bookcase, so I’m eager to read it. Just with a first glance it seems to be exactly what I was searching for.
4) Windows via C/C++ (not started): This is the latest version for “Programming Applications for Microsoft Windows”. It covers application development in Windows. I’ve taken a class by Jeffrey Richer and I know that he’s definately both a good developer and a good teacher, so I’m waiting to read it.
5) Programming the Windows Driver Model (half-read): This is the most tough-to-read and most advanced book in windows driver development. It covers many aspects of windows in depth, however I don’t feel that I’m ready to read it yet. I’ve tried a couple of times in the past and I failed miserably. I think that really understanding this book means that your level is definately above intermediate.
Of course, there are other books, like Subverting the Windows Kernel, however these are my top choices. I’d love to hear your comments, as well as your top choices.