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XMLHTTP: Super Glue for the Web

Kyle Patrick explains how using the XMLHTTPConnection object that Microsoft packaged with its MSXML parser is a fast, free, and powerful method for communication between any client and server application that supports COM objects. Using this, instead of CGI, means you can have a client-server interaction between the browser and the Web server that can be done without changing the Web page. Sample code and URLs are included.

Writing Your Own COM Interop in C#

When trying to access functionality implemented inside of COM objects that use IUnknown-based interfaces, the automatic COM interop DLLs generated by TlbImp.exe aren't usually sufficient. Learn how to implement your own COM interfaces and examine a class library to simplify such tasks.

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Quirky and yet persistent, C++ is a language that keeps programmers coming back to it. Pick up some new ways to wrangle it into your workflow.

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