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Books : Delphi 2010 Handbook

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Delphi 2010 Handbook

The guide to what's new in Delphi 2010

From the best-selling author of the Mastering Delphi series and the Delphi 2007 and 2009 Handbooks

Author: Marco Cantù
Publisher: Wintech Italia Srl
ISBN: 1450597262 (EAN-13: 9781450597265)
Pages: 318.
Ebook Release Date: Feb 21st, 2010.
Printed Book Release Date: February 25th, 2010.

The ebook (in PDF) is now available at 28.00 $ (USD), about 20.00 Eur, on Delphi 2010 eHandbook. Notice that printing of the PDF is disabled, that the book includes half a dozen ads, and that Embarcadero might make the ebook available for free to registered users of Delphi 2010. If you want it now, though, you can buy it. Also, if you buy the PDF you'll get a 20% discount on the printed book!

Buy the printed version on Amazon.com.

Beside Amazon US (see the link above, which is probably faster in handling), the printed version is also available on: CreateSpace (the actual printing company) Amazon UK Amazon Germany Amazon France Amazon Japan Amazon Canada Computercollectief B.V. (online and at the bookstore at Amstel 312, 1017 AP Amsterdam, Nederland and should show up at other book outlets (which might have lower shipping costs for your location). I'll update this paragragh as a figure out (feel free to tell me if you've found the book elsewhere).

The Book Content

The book covers all the new features of Delphi 2010 for Win32, from Extended RTTI to new IDE features, from Windows 7 support to the improved DataSnap architecture. This is a brand new book, there is no overlapping material with the Delphi 2007 Handbook and Delphi 2009 Handbook (which you can consider buying along with this book in printed or electronic format).

The Delphi 2010 Handbook is expected to have about 300 pages covering exclusively new Delphi 2010 features. There is no introduction material or anything like that. The book is for developers who use Delphi 2010.

Chapters List

This is the list of the book chapters:

  • Chapter 1: A Better IDE
  • Chapter 2: The Debugger
  • Chapter 3: Extended RTTI and Attributes
  • Chapter 4: More and the Compiler and the RTL
  • Chapter 5: The VCL and Windows 7
  • Chapter 6: Touch and Gestures
  • Chapter 7: Database Access and DataSnap
  • Chapter 8: REST Web Services

Follow the link to a detailed Table of Contents.

Author

Marco Cantù is the author of the best-selling Mastering Delphi book series and is considered a prominent figure in the Delphi community. He was one of the recipients of the “Spirit of Delphi” award in 1999. His Mastering Delphi books won two "Delphi Magazine Readers' Choice Awards". Marco has spoken at dozens of Borland/CodeGear conferences in the US and Europe, and has offered consulting and training throughout the world

Translations

If you are a publisher (or a translator) interested in a partnership for a localized version of the book, feel free to contact me.

Source Code and Demo Videos

The source code download is available on Embarcadero's Code Central site at: http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/27600. The full size id less than 500 KB.

There is also a version including the compiled executables, which is almost 50 MB, and is avaialble at: http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/27601.

Source Code License

The author created example code in this publication expressly for the free use by its readers. The source code for this book is copyrighted freeware, distributed via the web site http://www.marcocantu.com. The copyright prevents you from republishing the code in print media without permission. Readers are granted limited permission to use this code in their applications, as long at the code itself is not distributed, sold, or commercially exploited as a stand-alone product. Permission to add limited pieces of code to your application is fine, regardless of the application's license.

Aside from this specific exception concerning source code, no part of this publication may be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or reproduced in any way, in the original or in a translated language, including but not limited to photocopy, photograph, magnetic, or other record, without the prior agreement and written permission of the publisher.