Tom Archer introduces a step-by-step technique for versioning your serialized files so that your application can handle current and older file formats, as well as properly deal with situations where the application is older than the file format being read.
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Hooks aren't always your best option for tracking user idle time. Not only are they often difficult to write, but they also must be loaded into every desktop process and they can trigger some anti-spyware software. Tom Archer offers a more efficient technique.
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