I dont know Windows API...

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    Its not rocket science vasanth's Avatar
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    I dont know Windows API...

    In a year or so i will be graduating.. But i have no idea of any Windows Programming.. have worked only with pure c/c++ , web languages, scripting languages etc etc... It frightens me when i think about it.. What will i do without the knowledge of programming in Windows Environment.... I was always concentrating on methodologies, concepts, data structures, algorithm etc etc...


    When did you guys start Windows programming after you started to program.. and i doubt i have the time now to learn it seperately with all the college work and stuff...



    Any advice....
    thanx

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    Even death may die... Dante Shamest's Avatar
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    I was always concentrating on methodologies, concepts, data structures, algorithm etc etc...
    You did the right thing. The Windows API isn't so hard once you've got your C/C++ fundamentals down.

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    I agree. I started looking at API stuff once I had worked with C for about 3 years. I certainly was no expert, and can't say I am now either, but I self taught myself Windows programming by using various web tutorials and examples.

    Just look around. I did that about a year ago, and hopefully there are better resources now.

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    Don't worry about it, you'll be okay.
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    The library for Windows programming in .NET is very intuitive - I highly recommend it, but it's certainly not widespread enough yet for you to rely solely upon that in the professional world. In that case I would also echo TravisS about just finding a good tutorial of the library on Google or something like that. If you are familiar with pure C/C++ techniques Windows programming really won't be that hard.

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    >I was always concentrating on methodologies, concepts, data structures, algorithm etc etc...
    Good. Those things can be transferred between jobs more easily than skill using a proprietary API.

    >When did you guys start Windows programming after you started to program..
    I still haven't aside from little tidbits absorbed here and there. Amazingly enough, you don't have to be a Windows programmer to make a good living.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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