Windows System Programming: Fundamentals course will take you through the basics of getting started with system programming on Windows.
A non-exhaustive list of topics covered include:
Module 0: Course Overview
- Target audience
Module 1: Windows Foundations
- Windows architecture overview
- Process, threads, DLLs, Virtual memory
- Windows APIs
- 32-bit vs. 64-bit
Module 2: Application Development Basics
- Windows application development
- Coding conventions
- Handling errors
- Working with strings
- Windows versions
- System Information
Module 3: Objects and Handles
- Kernel objects
- Pseudo handles
- Sharing objects
- Object Names
- Private object namespaces
- User and GDI Objects
Windows System Programming: Fundamentals Course Videos
Pavel Yosifovich is a developer, trainer, author and speaker. He has authored multiple celebrated books on Windows internals, system and kernel programming. Several open source tools authored by him are available on Github and you can visit his personal website for the latest he is working on.
Books Authored by Pavel
Windows Internals Part 1: 7th Edition
The definitive guide–fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Delve inside Windows architecture and internals, and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by a team of internals experts, this classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Whether you are a developer or an IT professional, you’ll get critical, insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand–knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support.
Windows Kernel Programming
There is nothing like the power of the kernel in Windows - but how do you write kernel drivers to take advantage of that power? This book will show you how. The book describes software kernel drivers programming for Windows. These drivers don't deal with hardware, but rather with the system itself: processes, threads, modules, registry and more. Kernel code can be used for monitoring important events, preventing some from occurring if needed. Various filters can be written that can intercept calls that a driver may be interested in.
Windows 10 System Programming, Part 1
Delve into programming the Windows operating system through the Windows API in with C++. Use the power of the Windows API to working with processes, threads, jobs, memory, I/O and more. The book covers current Windows 10 versions, allowing you to get the most of what Windows has to offer to developers in terms of productivity, performance and scalability.