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Books : Delphi Handbooks

Delphi Handbooks Summary

This is a new landing page for all of my Delphi Handbooks, with specific information about the most recent book, Delphi XE Handbook.

XE

Delphi XE Handbook
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2010

Delphi 2010 Handbook
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2009

Delphi 2009 Handbook

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2007

Delphi 2007 Handbook

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You can also buy the ebook (PDF) of the "Delphi Handbooks Collection". See below for details.

 

Delphi XE Handbook

dhxe book cover

The guide to what's new in Delphi XE

From the best-selling author of the Mastering Delphi series and the Delphi 2007, 2009, and 2010 Handbooks

Author: Marco Cantù
Publisher: Wintech Italia Srl
ISBN: 1450597262 (EAN-13: 9781450597265)
Pages: 132.
Price: 34.50 USD (ebook: 20.00 USD).
Book Release Date: June 16th, 2011.

Buy Ebook

The ebook (in PDF) is available at 20.00 $ (USD), about 15.00 Eur, on FastSpring. You can also buy a Site License (at 70.00 $, for a maximum of 10 developers within your company) or a Corporate License ( for unlimited developers, contact Marco for this offer).

The book will soon be part of the "Delphi Handbooks Collection" ebook.

Buy Printed Version

The printed version is prices at 34.50 $ (USD), about 25 Eur, and is available on Amazon.com (and soon in other "local" Amazons).

The book should show up at other book outlets (which might have lower shipping costs for your location). I'll update this paragragh as I 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 XE for Win32, safe from the improvements in DataSnap (for time constraints). This is a brand new book, there is no overlapping material with past Delphi Handbooks I wrote.

Chapters List

The book is a detailed documentation of all the new extensions in Delphi XE compared to Delphi 2010, with the (significant) exclusion of the DataSnap portion of the product. This area, in fact, has a lot of significant changes, but as I have recently written a white paper for Embarcadero covering the REST side of DataSnap. I decided it wasn't worth including those extra 60 pages in the book, since you can already read them online at no additional cost.

This is the list of the book chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Delphi XE IDE
  • Chapter 2: Integrated Tooling
  • Chapter 3: Compiler and RTL
  • Chapter 4: XE Libraries

As above, the book covers only new features in Delphi XE. So if you are looking for the RTTI or an introduction to JSON support you'll have to look for the Delphi 2010 Handbook, or if you are looking for information about Unicode you'll have to delve into my Delphi 2009 Handbook. Or get my "Delphi Handbooks Collection".

You can download a PDF with the detailed Table of Contents (PDF).

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

Source Code

The source code download is available on my Subversion repository (along with the code of other books) at: http://code.marcocantu.com. More information on how to get the code for the specific book is... in the book itself(However, the code repository location changed, so the information in the book is not valid any more.)

 

The Delphi Handbooks Collection, 2nd Edition (2007 to XE)

Updated to include the Delphi XE Handbook.

This is a collection of the last four Delphi Handbooks I've authored on Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, and Delphi XE. The collection is a single PDF bundling together 4 ebooks:

  • Delphi 2007 Handbook,
  • Delphi 2009 Handbook,
  • Delphi 2010 Handbook,
  • Delphi XE Handbook

The material has not been edited, it is simply the merging of the four original ebooks. The collection of books covers all of the new features of Delphi 2010 since Delphi 7, covering the IDE, the Delphi language, Unicode support, Windows development, new VCL components, database access, DataSnap (safe for the XE extensions), and much more.

The combined ebook has 1,113 pages of Delphi-related content, in a single easy-to-search PDF file. You can buy the electronic edition (there is no printed version) at Wintech Italia Shop on FastSpring for 74,50 USD (about 48 Euros). You can also buy an Ebook Site License for about 250 USD (or about 180 Euros) to legally distribute the PDF to a maximum of 10 developers at your company. Contact Marco for an unlimited corporate license.