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Building Powerful Platforms with Windows CE James Y. Wilson

Building Powerful Platforms with Windows CE

James Y. Wilson

Published April 8th 2001
ISBN : 9780201616361
Paperback
624 pages
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 About the Book 

-- Start-to-finish system integration with the Microsoft Windows CE Embedded Toolkit (ETK) and Platform Builder.-- Starts where Microsofts documentation leaves off, with the nitty-gritty information system software engineers need most.-- ThoroughMore-- Start-to-finish system integration with the Microsoft Windows CE Embedded Toolkit (ETK) and Platform Builder.-- Starts where Microsofts documentation leaves off, with the nitty-gritty information system software engineers need most.-- Thorough dissection of the CE kernel helps system designers understand CE in unprecedented depth.The true potential of Windows CE lies in its ability to provide a robust, low-cost platform for system integration on custom, non-PC hardware: handhelds, wireless devices, TV applications, terminals, smartcards, even household appliances. Building Powerful Platforms with Windows CE goes beyond Microsofts documentation to deliver the real-world detail developers need to minimize risk, improve performance, and get to market fast. The authors begin with a detailed overview of Windows CE, its motivation, goals, architecture, design, and implementation. Next, they review the crucial, often-ignored project management issues associated with custom platform development. They introduce Microsofts Windows CE Platform builder, demonstrate how to quickly create custom builds, and demystify Microsoft CEs confusing boot loader. The book includes a full chapter on building CE Hardware Abstraction Layers, and exceptional step-by-step guidance on designing, implementing, and debugging CE device drivers. Finally, the authors take you further inside the Windows CE build process, show how to extend Platform Builder- and explain how to use Microsofts Device Driver Test Toolkit to streamline testing. The CD that accompanied this book has been replaced by a web site that can be found at the following address: http://www.awprofessional.com.