The original design of Windows was inexorably tied to that of the Intel x86 microprocessors on which it and MS-DOS ran. Yes, this is all IBM’s fault.
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The book The C Programming Language from 1988 includes a simple introductory program called hello, world. It still works in Visual Studio 2019 today.
In the beginning, there was Windows. And a supporting Windows Application Programming Interface that came as part of the Windows Software Development Kit.
To fully understand why Windows was designed the way it was, we must go back in time. To before the beginning.
In 2020, Windows will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Here’s a rough timeline of each release, and how the app development model changed over time.
I’m starting a new series of articles that will examine how Windows application development has evolved over the years along with the platform itself.