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February, 2002 Delphi/Kylix Database Development
Eric Harmon

Bob Swart says of this book : Delphi/Kylix Database Development is a book of 400 pages about a relatively narrow topic. This is a good thing, as it saves you from having to skip the first few hundred pages that introduce Delphi and/or ObjectPascal (as I often encounter in Delphi books). This book assumes you already know Delphi and ObjectPascal, but have little or no experience using dbExpress, the new cross-platform data-access layer for Delphi, Kylix or C++Builder...... All in all, it's a good book with lots of detail when it comes to dbExpress.

January, 2002 Delphi 6 Developer's Guide
Xavier Pacheco, Steve Teixeira

Delphi 6 Developers Guide is a new edition of the number one selling Delphi book!

Authors Xavier Pacheco and Steve Teixeira are of the winners of the Delphi Informant Readers Choice Award for both Delphi 4 Developers Guide and Delphi 5 Developers Guide. Delphi 6 Developers Guide is completely updated for Delphi 6 and includes and seven new chapters to include material on Borlands new CLX architecture, dbExpress Applications, developing with SOAP, and WebSnap.
Delphi 6 Developers Guide addresses this major update of the Delphi product and includes the new native Linux VCL, known as CLX. The CLX library means that Delphi programmers can develop applications that will run in either a Windows or Linux/Unix environment.
The CD contains the complete text of the Delphi 5 and Delphi 6 developer's guides in searchable format.

December, 2001 Tomes of Delphi: Win32 Core API
John Ayres

The Tomes of Delphi 3: Win32 Core API, the first book in Wordware’s best-selling Tomes of Delphi series, has been updated and revised for Windows 2000. This new edition is the most accessible and definitive reference to 32-bit versions of Delphi, providing an accurate and comprehensive guide to the Microsoft Windows application programming interface.
This book covers the most common Windows API functions, from window creation and message processing functions to memory management and text output functions. Each function entry includes the syntax, a description of what the function does, a list and description of parameters, acceptable constant values, return values, cross-references to related functions, and an example of its use in Delphi’s Object Pascal.

August, 2001 Mastering Delphi 6
Marco Cantu

Designed in a tutorial format, this book bristles with practical programming. In all, there are around 300 examples, each one supported by Marco's clear explanation of the key skills in view. From the foundations of Delphi's object-orientated class library through to a whole section devoted to building Web applications, no gemstone of information remains unturned. If you are looking to lever your skills and harness the power of Delphi 6 for your applications, then look no further than this excellent resource.Peter Lunn,

August, 2001 Delphi Developer's Guide to XML
Keith Wood

Bob Swart says of this book : This book is about XML, but not about XML as supported by Delphi 6. Or more specifically, it is about XML, but doesn't cover any of the new Delphi 6 XML features such as the XMLDocument component, the Data Binding Wizard, the XML Mapper, the XSLPageProducer or the Web Services and SOAP support as present in Delphi 6 Enterprise.
The book does cover an introduction to XML, the Document Object Model (DOM, Simple API for XML (SAX) and XML as data. The last part of the book covers a number of applications that make use of XML, like an electronic e-mail sender, a customised client and XML examination application (both a Windows client and a Web client). The final chapter of the book even covers SOAP, but not the way Delphi 6 supports SOAP.

August, 2001 Tomes of Delphi: Developer's Guide to Troubleshooting
Clay Shannon

The revised The Tomes of Delphi: Developer's Guide to Troubleshooting covers all versions of Delphi, including Delphi 6. This book is an alphabetical reference to nearly 800 design-time, compile-time, and run-time error messages of Borland's Delphi Object Pascal language. Error message entries include an explanation of what actions or omissions may have caused the error message, how to quickly resolve the problem, and how to avoid receiving the error message in the future. Code samples clearly demonstrate how to eliminate the errors.

June, 2001 Tomes of Delphi: Algorithms and Data Structures
Julian Bucknall

Bob Swart says of this book : This is a book that I’ve been waiting for for a long time. In fact, it may have been over a year since I first saw it mentioned. But like many good things, quality takes time, and it was certainly worth waiting for. This book will not be outdated anytime soon, since it does not depend on a specific version of Delphi.

November, 2000 Advanced Delphi Developer's Guide to ADO
Alex Fedorov and Natalia Elmanova

Bob Swart says of this book : Advanced Delphi Developer's Guide to ADO is not - as the name suggests - only about ADO or the ADOExpress components that you may find in Delphi. Indeed, this fact is indicated on the cover, which lists Borland ADOExpress, ADO 2.5, ADOX/JRO, OLAP and ADO MD, Windows DNA, MTS, MIDAS and RDS as topics that are covered in this book. All Microsoft techniques or technology, except for ADOExpress (which is a layer on top of ADO) and MIDAS - which at first sight seems a strange topic in this book, but wait and all will become clear.
- Recommended by Bob Swart

March, 2000 Delphi in a Nutshell
Ray Lischner

Delphi in a Nutshell is the first concise reference to Borland's Delphi available. It succinctly collects all the information you need in one easy-to-use, complete, and accurate volume that goes beyond the product documentation itself. Delphi in a Nutshell starts with the Delphi object model and how to use RTTI (Run Time Type Information) for efficient programming. The rest of the book is the most complete Delphi Pascal language reference available in print, detailing every language element with complete syntax, examples, and methods for use. The book concludes with a look at the compiler, discussing compiler directives in depth.

February, 2000 Delphi COM Programming
Eric Harmon

Microsoft's COM (Component Object Model) is prevalent throughout Windows operating systems - 95, 98, and NT. This text teaches COM programming to Delphi 4 and 5 programmers. It discusses real-world programming scenarios, and provides solutions and useable example code.

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