This course was developed in 2010. However, it hasn't become obsolete and the information given in it is relevant enough for modern Visual Studio versions.
The course is devoted to the creation of 64-bit applications in C/C++ language, and is intended for Windows developers who use the Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 environment. Developers working with other 64-bit operating systems will learn many interesting as well. The course will consider all steps in creating a new safe 64-bit application, or migrating the existing 32-bit code to a 64-bit system.
The course is composed of 28 lessons devoted to the introduction to 64-bit systems, issues of building 64-bit applications, methods of searching errors specific to 64-bit code, and code optimization. Questions such as estimation of cost incurred in moving to 64-bit systems, and rationality of such moves, are also addressed.
The authors of the course:
The authors are involved in maintaining the quality of 64-bit applications and participate in development of PVS-Studio static code analyzer for verifying the code of resource-intensive applications.
The right holder of the course is OOO "Program Verification Systems".
The contents of the course
The course's duration: the course requires that you study each of the 28 lessons on your own in 20-40 minutes. The total time study time for all material is about 18 hours.
You may open all the lessons in one file (the print version as well). This single file may be printed with the help of a common printer, or converted into a pdf-file with the help of a pdf-printer.