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Product Details

  • Paperback: 992 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (Aug. 19 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782143423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782143423
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 5.3 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,174,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

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

About the Author

Marco Cantù 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,

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98bc3144) out of 5 stars Fantastic resource Nov. 1 2005
By Joe Hendricks - Published on
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My copy is already getting dog-eared with use. Very well-written, Mastering Borland Delphi 2005 is another winner in a winning series by the author. For those of us making the transition to .Net with Delphi, the book details many advantages of using in that transition. My D2005 IDE setup is much better thanks to the book's tips & tricks for IDE options. The sections/examples on ECO,,, refactoring and unit testing I use constantly as references. - Joe Hendricks, SoftwareRunners
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98bc3390) out of 5 stars The Best In Mark Cantu's Delphi Series April 10 2007
By Chuck Brooks - Published on
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This latest in Marco's Delphi series is a must-have for anyone who is serious about rapid Microsoft Windows systems development. In contrast to most, perhaps all, of the technical books dealing with creative development, this one is very readable, and more to the point immediately useful.

The rich code samples are immediately applicable to today's right-now applications, with background material that is succinct and helpful.

It's still applicable today for one simple reason: Delphi is still the fastest and most reliable way to build robust Windows applications, bar none. The economic impact of this simple fact is why Delphi is still being used today, despite Borland's self-induced problems, and will continue to be used for the same reason for as long as Win32 is around - probably a long, long time indeed.

DISCLAIMER: Borland wanted to do a case study on my company's use of Delphi, even after I told them I thought that their marketing department was brain dead. They compiled and published the case study, but I still believe that their marketing department is brain dead.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98bc3354) out of 5 stars Better choice for learning Delphi Aug. 28 2006
By Jorge L. M. Mesquita - Published on
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I found the book attractive and easy-reading. Marco Cantu boosts Delphi learner's expectations again, with this Mastering Delphi 2005 edition. The author makes learning Delphi a gentle issue, as if he's chating with you personally. Definitely, the book is a better choice for learning Delphi.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98bc3648) out of 5 stars Excellent. Enjoyed it thoroughly Dec 29 2005
By B Landers - Published on
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Great material for newbie or advanced. Our own team of developers uses this one all the

time. Wonderful resource.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98bc3b40) out of 5 stars Great Resource May 20 2007
By Shyamal A. Perera - Published on
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Marco Cantu presents another fine in-depth Delphi book. I treat this as more of a reference rather than something you read start-finish. Its over 900 pages long and I recommend having tried Delphi for a while before picking this book up. The downloadable demos are especially helpful. Highly Recommend it.