Ok, it's like this...

I'm very proficient with Linux.

I'm very proficient with Ruby.

I last programmed extensively under MSWindows way back when it was
Windows 3.1

Now, alas, I need to make a bunch of windows applications, dll's, mice,
com ports, etc on Windows 2000 / WinXP boxes jump through hoops when my
Linux systems crack the whip.

Where can I find a Good, truly in depth Book(s) / HOWTO(s) / Tutorial(s)
on Win32, OLE, COM etc. etc, preferably from a Ruby perspective?

I need to understand deeply what and why this stuff does and is.

Thanks,




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