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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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A list of recommended books on Delphi Programming with expert reviews.
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With the Delphi for .Net version of your RAD environment, just waiting to be released (Q1/2003), the time has come for a Delphi developer to start expanding his/her knowledge with new views. The list below is suppose to help you pick some of the books, curently available on the market, covering topics arround developing custom Web Controls, .Net framework, CIL, etc.
Here you will find a recommended selection of the top books on programming Delphi with Windows API, with links to book reviews. All books cover all of the most common Windows API functions, and each function has the syntax and an example of its use in Delphi Pascal.
Here you will find a recommended selection of the top books on beginner Delphi Programming, with links to book reviews. The following books will show you what Delphi is, learn you how to use it and how easily a full blown cross platform application can be developed with Delphi in a few seconds.
Here you will find a recommended selection of the top books on Delphi Database Programming, with links to book reviews.
Here you will find a recommended selection of the top books on Delphi Graphics Programming, with links to book reviews.