32-bit ASM or COM :: Experience

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    32-bit ASM or COM :: Experience

    Hi.

    Okay. Here is my situation. I am stuck in college for at least two more semesters. I have no work experience, not even internship. The primary reason has and still is my wanting to finish school ASAP. In other words, I take as many classes as I can and take a class in summer.

    I posted a thread about the importance of college. I believe all responses recommend college degree as a "passport," but ultimately experience is what gets the job done. I am trying to accomplish both, but I have running behind.

    I understand C++ and OOP paradigm. I understand 16-bit ASM and Windows MFC and Winsock. I am currently working on projects utilizing MFC and Winsock.

    I would like to know what is the next step? I mean I have tried everything in my power to gain experience. I would like to know what real software engineers do that gain experience.

    There two interesting developer tools I have no knowledge of right now. They are 32-bit ASM and COM programming. I would like to know what is more powerful in general. In other words, which tool is more extensible as C++. Both tools can be implemented into a C++ project. Both tools support Windows, however, 32-bit ASM supports Linux as well.

    Thanks,
    Kuphryn

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    COM & ASM????

    They are 2 completely different things..

    COM is (at its most basic) an interface led way of programming... it allows you to have multiple interfaces, and provides a framework for you to get other interfaces, control reference counting etc.... (of course its more complex...but that's the basic idea)

    You can even implement COM in ASM if you are feeling brave enough - here

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    Okay.

    Please do not scare me! ASM to COM. Now that is one heck of a project.

    Kuphryn

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    Originally posted by kuphryn
    Okay.

    Please do not scare me! ASM to COM. Now that is one heck of a project.

    Kuphryn
    If you want to better understand how compilers deal with objects then its a good read.....you should download the docs.....there quite interesting...but yeah...you have to be rather diehard ....

    Also note, its all included in your MASM distro

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