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BOOKS TO LEARN FROM
What should we look for when picking a Delphi book to learn from - recommended selection of the top books on Delphi Programming.

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Have you ever asked the question: "What should I look for when picking a Delphi book to learn from?"

Well, opinions vary widely. Most readers recommend the books they learnt from, regardless of whether or not they might actually be suitable for the learner/intermediate or advanced Delphi Programmer.
Beware of books that claim to teach you everything about 'Delphi in 1 day' - they usually end up teaching you what is IDE (easy); how to make a database form (easy); how to do Internet programming (intermediate); a little about graphics (easy/intermediate); COM/OLE (hard)... You get the point? It is probably far better to stick to books that conform to some aspects of Delphi Programming like RTL reference, Database, API, Graphics, Game Programming, etc.
However, it pays to keep more than one good book handy; many books known for their technical accuracy can seem dense and unreadable in places, and you might at times need to back up a primer with a reference.
Do make sure that you get the latest edition of any of these books you decide to purchase. Also please check to see if there is an errata list available online for any book you decide on.

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Here you will find a recommended selection of the top books on Delphi Programming, with links to book reviews and a chance to order a book or read About.com reader reviews.

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