I'm very new to all this. I'm learning a lot however I feel like there are certain fundamental concepts that I'm not understadning and that is holding me back. Right now, what I really don't understand is how files containing programs and directories on my operating system work.
On my Windows operating system, It seems like whenever I download something new it goes to a file called C:\Program Files. Each file in there will have a lot of little files named bin, lib, include, db, and other things like that. All of THOSE file have files with extensions .dll and .exe. What are these?? Why cant i open them? How do they all work together to produce a single functioning program?
When a computer program is executed how does it know what files to read, where to look for them, what to do with them and so forth?
Can anyone explain this to me?
Thank you very much in advance
That's rather a long question for a forum like this. Files (which usually have extensions) are held in directories, which may themselves be held in directories. Directories are generally now referred to as folders. Think of it as a set of filing cabinets. Each cabinet has drawers and each drawer has sections, and within each section are individual documents. When you click on a file the shell knows what to do with it by looking up the extension name in a table. So a file with a .exe extension is sent to the program loader and starts running as an independent program. A file with the .doc extension causes the loading of a program that can process it (probably Microsoft Word), and so on.
I think that they are well documented and despite that, still poorly understood. Guess I'm not really understanding the question here.
There's examples on authentication, which is what most customers refer to as security. OTOH, you'd also want to limit the number of consecutive requests, prohibit malformed requests, and log everything that seems "out of the ordinary".
If the communication needs to be 2-way then I would suggest that each system (you seem to be describing 2 but there could be more) have its own private output file which is read by the other(s). Each system writes its 'output' info to the file which would be seen as 'input' to the other(s). This avoids problems with 2 or more programs trying to write to the same file.
I have created a nice desktop application and I have no time (or money) to port it to metro. The good thing is that windows marketplace is selling desktop application too. Do you know the procedure and the cost of money that is needed to publish such a desktop application to windows 8 marketplace?
Do you know the procedure and the cost of money that is needed to publish such a desktop application to windows 8 marketplace?
No idea on the cost, but the procedure is here[^]. There are two types of accounts that you can create, a "individual" and a "company" account. Docs say that only the company-account supports the old desktop.
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Thank you both for the information. $99 is not such a problem since the it will reach thousand of users and it will repay the investment for good, the problem is that I don't own a company and I cannot create a company account.
If you are expecting to make a decent amount of money out of this, then creating a company is probably a good idea. If you can't, have you considered selling your app through the Intel AppUp Store[^]? That allows you to sell as an individual.
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Do you think that intel AppUp will accept desktop application? This is interesting, I'll check it when I get back home.