Windows Resources

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Windows Development

I'm primarily a Unix developer, but some of the code that I maintain has to run on Windows. Here's a list of useful things for other Unix programmers that are put into this position.

Microsoft VC++

  • Microsoft makes "express" versions of its Basic, C#, C++ and J# compilers available for free. Presumably this is to compete against cygwin, which lets you compile and run traditional Linux/Unix free software on Windows. (I don't like using cygwin myself, becuase it requires the use of a special Cygwin DLL, it has traditionally had problems with multi-threading, and there have been performance issues in the past. But for many jobs Cygwin is probably just fine.)

Cryptography on Windows

However, it's usually easier just to include md5.h and md5.c if that's all you need.