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Delphi 2.0 books - any recommendations?

After using Delphi for about 2 weeks, I realize I need more (and
better!) documentation. I have the following books on my
shortlist:

- Delphi 2 Unleashed - C. Calvert
- Delphi 32 Developer's Guide - S. Teixeira/X. Pacheco
- Instant Delphi - D. Jewell (Does this cover Delphi 2?)

Any recommendations?

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Re:Delphi 2.0 books - any recommendations?


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fredrik.nordba...@mail.ostfoldnett.no (Fredrik Nordbakke) wrote:
>After using Delphi for about 2 weeks, I realize I need more (and
>better!) documentation. I have the following books on my
>shortlist:
>- Delphi 2 Unleashed - C. Calvert
>- Delphi 32 Developer's Guide - S. Teixeira/X. Pacheco
>- Instant Delphi - D. Jewell (Does this cover Delphi 2?)
>Any recommendations?

My choices goes to:

1) Delphi 32 Developer's Guide - S. Teixeira/X. Pacheco
2) Delphi 2 Unleashed - C. Calvert

For database developing: Database Developers Guide with Delphi 2 - Ken
Henderson (Sams/Borland).

Luis Gonzaga
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I'm personally rather fond of Delphi in Depth published by Osborne
McGraw-Hill (ISBN : 0-07-882211-4)

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sl.gonz...@mail.telepac.pt (Luis Gonzaga) wrote:
>fredrik.nordba...@mail.ostfoldnett.no (Fredrik Nordbakke) wrote:
>>After using Delphi for about 2 weeks, I realize I need more (and
>>better!) documentation. I have the following books on my
>>shortlist:
>>- Delphi 2 Unleashed - C. Calvert
>>- Delphi 32 Developer's Guide - S. Teixeira/X. Pacheco
>>- Instant Delphi - D. Jewell (Does this cover Delphi 2?)
>>Any recommendations?
>My choices goes to:
>1) Delphi 32 Developer's Guide - S. Teixeira/X. Pacheco
>2) Delphi 2 Unleashed - C. Calvert
>For database developing: Database Developers Guide with Delphi 2 - Ken
>Henderson (Sams/Borland).
>Luis Gonzaga
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>sl.gonz...@mail.telepac.pt              http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/5515

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Fredrik Nordbakke wrote:

> After using Delphi for about 2 weeks, I realize I need more (and
> better!) documentation.
> Any recommedations?

I have had several colleagues recommend Delphi Unleashed.  
I am currently reading Que's "Using Delphi 2 (Special Edition)" by Brickhouse
Data Systems, and it is positively the most disappointing computer book I
have ever seen.  I'm sorry I bought it, and I intend to let Que know about it
too.

== Galen

Re:Delphi 2.0 books - any recommendations?


In article <31F6EB8F.2...@northnet.com.au>, Ian Johnson
<green...@northnet.com.au> writes

Quote

> Fredrik Nordbakke wrote:

> > After using Delphi for about 2 weeks, I realize I need more (and
> > better!) documentation.
> > Any recommedations?
[snip]
>I've bought about 6 books on Delphi, and Tom Swan's book 'Foundations
>for Delphi Development for Windows 95' is the best - I figure Tom Swan
>can always be relied on. I recently got Neil Rubenking's 'Delphi
>Programming Problem Solver' which is also great, although it is what the
>title says and not really a book to work through from scratch (in my
>opinion).  

>Ian

The Delphi 2 Developers Guide by Xavier Pacheco and Steve Teixeira
(ISBN: 0-672-30914-9) was finally published about 4 weeks ago, having
missed a couple of pulication dates. I umed and erred about buying it as
I've already got the first edition and it's 55UKP, but decided to take
the plunge. Having had for about 3 weeks now (it's getting that well-
thumbed look :-) ), I can really recommend it and consider my money well
spent. As far as I can tell it's been re-written for Delphi 2, NOT just
re-fudged and has about 300 extra pages in it !

You could also take a look at the Delphi Magazine home page. They have a
book database there complete with reviews.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/DelphiMagazine

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Galen Mulrooney wrote:

> Fredrik Nordbakke wrote:

> > After using Delphi for about 2 weeks, I realize I need more (and
> > better!) documentation.
> > Any recommedations?

> I have had several colleagues recommend Delphi Unleashed.
> I am currently reading Que's "Using Delphi 2 (Special Edition)" by Brickhouse
> Data Systems, and it is positively the most disappointing computer book I
> have ever seen.  I'm sorry I bought it, and I intend to let Que know about it
> too.

> == Galen

I've bought about 6 books on Delphi, and Tom Swan's book 'Foundations
for Delphi Development for Windows 95' is the best - I figure Tom Swan
can always be relied on. I recently got Neil Rubenking's 'Delphi
Programming Problem Solver' which is also great, although it is what the
title says and not really a book to work through from scratch (in my
opinion).  

Ian

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: Galen Mulrooney wrote:

: >
: >
: > I have had several colleagues recommend Delphi Unleashed.
: > I am currently reading Que's "Using Delphi 2 (Special Edition)" by Brickhouse
: > Data Systems, and it is positively the most disappointing computer book I
: > have ever seen.  I'm sorry I bought it, and I intend to let Que know about it
: > too.
: >
: > == Galen

I will second that, don't even think about buying that book, it is the
one of the worst computer books I have ever seen.(Other disappointing
books are Bill Murry and Chris Papas' C/C++ book)  Don't even think about
buying that book everyone.  I want to let Que know about this too!

-Weng

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cw...@chimi.engr.ucdavis.edu (~{#@HNNRRy#@~}) wrote:
>: Galen Mulrooney wrote:
>: >
>: >
>: > I have had several colleagues recommend Delphi Unleashed.
>: > I am currently reading Que's "Using Delphi 2 (Special Edition)" by Brickhouse
>: > Data Systems, and it is positively the most disappointing computer book I
>: > have ever seen.  I'm sorry I bought it, and I intend to let Que know about it
>: > too.
>: >
>: > == Galen

>I will second that, don't even think about buying that book, it is the
>one of the worst computer books I have ever seen.(Other disappointing
>books are Bill Murry and Chris Papas' C/C++ book)  Don't even think about
>buying that book everyone.  I want to let Que know about this too!

>-Weng

Most of it is pretty naive; however, it has the most complete treatment of DLL
programming in Delphi that I have found (that is not saying much :-( ).
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 Karl G. Balke
 Westlake Village, California
 kba...@diagprog.com
 71555.1...@compuserve.com

Re:Delphi 2.0 books - any recommendations?


After much deliberation, I settled on 2 books:
1.      Delphi 2 Developers Guide by Xavier Pacheco & Steve Teixeira
        SAMS Publishing
2.      Database Developers Guide with Delphi 2 by Ken Henderson
        SAMS Publishing

I am developing a Database application and have been particularly pleased
with Ken's Book. The guidance he gives in the Development process is
excellent. Everything from Naming Conventions to Deploying the
applications.

Steve & Xaviers book is also good covering many technical aspects not
included in Ken's book. Probably the one of choice if you're not getting
into Databases.

The two complement each other. Both come with useful stuff on the CD-ROM
too.

Hope it helps. I actually asked the same question on this newsgroup a
while ago and was very grateful for the suggestions. Good luck!

Adrian

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