Something I once enjoyed was developing small Windows applications starting from scratch, that is, coding everything in C or C++ using only the Win32 APIs. I'd like to dedicate a few of my blog's posts to what it means to write applications this way. For this first post, I'd like to direct you this well known Win32 API tutorial. You can read the tutorial online or download it for offline reading either in HTML format or in PDF format. The zip containing the HTML version of the tutorial also contains the source code for all the sample applications. The source code for all the samples can also be downloaded by itself here.