Mastering Borland Delphi 2005

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Wiley, Aug 19, 2005 - Computers - 992 pages
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Delphi Takes a Great Leap Forward; It's Time for You to Do the Same

The latest release of Borland's Delphi is a major overhaul, featuring a brand-new IDE for both Win32 and .NET development and tons of other improvements. Mastering Borland Delphi 2005 is the best way to get up to speed, whether you're starting from scratch or have experience with an earlier version. Written by an award-winning and internationally known Delphi expert, this book shows you how to capitalize on Delphi's many advantages--including its clean language, speed of development, portability, and an active community that has produced hundreds of third-party tools.

Coverage Includes
* Writing code using the Delphi language
* Navigating the Delphi 2005 IDE
* Understanding the relationship between Delphi and Microsoft's .NET Framework
* Tapping Delphi's database support
* Using ADO.NET and the Borland Data Providers
* Developing multi-tiered applications on Win32 and .NET platforms
* Writing applications that will be portable from Win32 to .NET
* Using Indy for sockets programming
* Understanding your web development options with Delphi, including WebBroker, WebSnap, IntraWeb, and ASP.NET
* Taking advantage of Delphi's XML and web services support
* Using the ECO framework for Model-Driven Architecture

Detailed Coverage of the Delphi Language, from an OOP Perspective

In-depth Instruction in Win32 and .NET Development Using the New IDE

Learn How Much You Can Accomplish with the Combined Borland and .NET Libraries

See Why Delphi Is Now an Even Better Choice for Internet Development

Master Delphi's Many New Capabilities, Including Refactoring, Unit Testing, Database Management, and More

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This is a good book for Delphi programmer but I think the writer should pay more attention on COm+ section. I have tried to follow the instruction about creating new COM+ with Delphi but it was not work because of some missed data. I think the infosrmation is not in detail enough. I suggest to decrease some section about Pascal Language and add more information about working with new technology with Delphi.  

Contents

Beyond Delphi Programming
34
Virtual Execution System
44
Managed Execution Model and Garbage Collection
50
Copyright

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Marco Cantý is the author of the best-selling Mastering Delphi series and several e-books on Delphi. A recipient of the Spirit of Delphi award from Borland for his Delphi-related writing, teaching, and public speaking, Marco also consults on XML and web services architectures and is active in several open source software projects. He lives in Italy with his wife, two kids, and a dog. He can be reached via his website, www.marcocantu.com.

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