Mastering Borland Delphi 2005 by Marco Cantu
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.N ET; taking advantage of Delphi's XML and web services support; and using the ECO framework for Model-Driven Architecture. This book provides detailed coverage of the Delphi Language, from an OOP perspective. It offers 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.