N.Kano, «Developing International Software» (2nd Edition)
Microsoft Press | ISBN 0735615837 | 2002 Year | CHM | 2,46 Mb | 1040 Pages
I completed work on the first edition of Developing International Software in December of 1994. Eight years later, I still receive scattered e-mail with questions about running or developing world-ready software, which I usually forward to the very capable World-Ready Guides (WRG) team (who are also responsible for the Dr. International column on http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev
) inside the Microsoft Windows division. Since the most frequently asked question by far has been "When is a new book coming out?" I was thrilled when the WRG team picked up the enormous task of doing an update. The finished product is a much more comprehensive treatment of the subject matter, which is needed and welcome given the central relevance of Web-based software, a phenomenon that has emerged since we published the first edition. Basic techniques and knowledge of the Microsoft Win32 application programming interface (API) could help developers produce world-ready software in 1995, but in today's Internet-laden climate they seek to understand the role of other Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, as well as industry standards such as Extensible Markup Language (XML). It is heartening to see how much these products and technologies have expanded their support for international functionality over the past several years.