a book on Delphi and FireMonkey

Expert Delphi
2nd Edition

Expert Delphi, is a new edition of a volume the late Pawel Glowacky wrote several years ago focusing primarily on FireMonkey and mobile development.

Expert Delphi begins with a quick overview of Delphi, helping you get acquainted with the IDE and the Object Pascal language. The book then quickly progresses to more advanced concepts, followed by the architecture of applications and the FireMonkey library, guiding you through building server-side services, parallel programming, and database access. Toward the end, you'll learn how to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them effectively.

Released in February 2024. Buy the book on Amazon or Packt

my most recent book

Object Pascal Handbook

The Complete Guide to the Object Pascal language. Printed version on sale at and other locations. More information on the book page at

Before this book on the language, I wrote and self-published a few Delphi Handbooks and before that I wrote the Mastering Delphi series. See also my Books page

my current job at Embarcadero

Delphi Product Manager

Since November 2012, I'm working at Embarcadero (now part of Idera, Inc) as Delphi and RAD Studio Product Manager. I'm helping shaping the product and keeping it up to date and relevant in today's landscape.

Before that I was at Wintech Italia, doing consulting and training. If you are looking for that, I have many friends who are Delphi experts and I can recommend.

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Blog and Social

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other non-Delphi related activities

Interest and Hobbies

While I spend a lot time wokring with Delphi and with other programming related activities, there are a few other more personal things I do:

  • Lego GBC. You can find some in my Instagram profile
  • Political views and activites. You can follow my separate Twitter account MarcoEmiliaWest
  • This is where I live Piacenza, Italy (ping me if you are in the area)
  • I'm also a fairly avid reader, I plan adding a page with Italian and English language readings

pages on this and other web sites

My Entire Web

There is a lot of content on this web site, most not updated in a long time, and I also own a few other sites related to my work. Here is a list, a sort of website map.

Very Old News (before I had a blog)