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Old Programming Book

I shared these photos this morning in our Staff and Senior Engineers Slack channel.

I owe my career to Windows and the Windows API. I spent years writing Windows apps and loved every minute of it. Sometimes I wish I was still doing it. C, C++, Win32, and even COM feel like an old friend compared to my comfort level with iOS dev. Even after 14 years of iOS Dev. I don’t know why that is, but there you go.

I built my personal Windows Class Libraries — ACLLib — based on these API’s and they still work to this day. That is an amazing testament to how good Microsoft’s backward compatibility promise has been for Windows Developers.

These are pictures of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, 1988.