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Windows® via C/C++, Fifth Edition by Christophe Nasarre, Jeffrey Richter

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Chapter 10. Synchronous and Asynchronous Device I/O

I can’t stress enough the importance of this chapter, which covers the Microsoft Windows technologies that enable you to design high-performance, scalable, responsive, and robust applications. A scalable application handles a large number of concurrent operations as efficiently as it handles a small number of concurrent operations. For a service application, typically these operations are processing client requests that arrive at unpredictable times and require an unpredictable amount of processing power. These requests ...

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