I began learning and practice MFC three months ago. The first month was the toughest because I was down right lost after reading the first nine chapters from Prosise's book. However, everything changed after I first studied from Richand Jones' introduction to MFC. Everything Prosise discusses became clear and only now do I begin to appreciate the information Prosise offers in his book.
Next, I would like to move on to more specific tools i.e. networking or COM. I have no experience with COM and networking programming using C++. My ultimately goal, however, is to design and implement network programs such as an ftp server (my dream).
What is there after MFC? I am an MFC beginner, but I have confident I can work with the tools MFC offers relatively well.
I am very interested in networking programming, but COM is something that is quite popular. I saw good review on C++ Networking Programming Volumn 1 by Douglas C. Schmidt, Stephen D. Huston. What do you recommend? As for COM, I am not sure where to start. Nonetheless, COM is something I want to consider, if not now, then after networking.