Thread: socket programing in windows

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    socket programing in windows

    hi guysi wana start socket programing in windowsany body can help me for buying a book or any video tutorial plz ?which of the books is good ? TCP/IP Sockets in C Bundle: TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers (The Practical Guides) (9781558608269): Michael J. Donahoo, Kenneth L. Calvert: Books me guys tnx a lot
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    I'm not so sure that a book is really necessary for learning the basics. I would suggest starting with a tutorial. Once you've completed the tutorial and are comfortable with what was covered, start thinking about why you wanted to learn socket programming. Figure out what it is that you need from sockets (such as asynchronous communication, which is being able to send and receive data without forcing your application to wait for the send or receive operation to complete). If what you need wasn't covered by the tutorial, then start to search for things specific to your needs. If you still have trouble finding what you need just by searching, then at least you now know exactly what you need out of a book on programming sockets. A good book is the one that gives you exactly what you need. Hard to call out a good book without knowing exactly what you want to do with sockets.

    In my opinion, its better not to spend money on something that ends up not giving you what you need. Find out what you need first, then spend money.

    Here's a link to a socket programming tutorial on MSDN: Getting Started with Winsock (Windows)

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