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Windows Kernel Programming, Second Edition
Windows kernel programming is considered Author: many a dark art, available to select few that manage to somehow unlock the mysteries of the Windows kernel. Kernel development, however, is no different than user-mode development, at least in general terms. In both cases, a good understanding of the platform is essential for producing high quality code.
The book is a guide to programming within the Windows kernel, using the well-known Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). This environment is familiar to many developers in the Microsoft space, so that the learning curve is restricted to kernel understanding, coding and debugging, with less friction from the development tools
The book targets software device drivers, a term I use to refer to drivers that do not deal with hardware. Software kernel drivers have full access to the kernel, allowing these to perform any operation allowed Author: the kernel. Some software drivers are more specific, such as file system mini filters, also described in the book.