Greetings. We’re looking very very good for publishing Charles Petzold’s classic book, Programming Windows, in its sixth edition, in January 2013. You can order a preliminary ebook plus final ebook here , and you can preorder the print book on the same page . Today we’d like to share the book’s Introduction, in which Charles describes the book’s intended audience, organization, coverage, and so on. Enjoy! Introduction This book—the 6 th edition of Programming Windows —is a guide to writing applications that run under Microsoft Windows 8. To use this book, you’ll need a computer running Windows 8, on which you can install the Windows 8 development tools and software development kit (SDK), most conveniently in the form of the free download ...read more