Event-Driven Programming: Introduction, Tutorial, History

Stephen Ferg — January 2006

In late 2005, I was trying to learn event-driven programming. I searched the Web for an explanation of the basic concepts of event-driven programming, but I couldn't find one. So I wrote one. I hope it will help you in your attempt to learn event-driven programming.

You can download the paper HERE. It is available in both PDF format and in Microsoft Word format. I make it available in Microsoft Word format so that it will be easy to translate or subset the document, complete with embedded images.

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A diagram of the Extended Handlers design pattern