September 23rd, 2003, 10:29 AM
And thanks to those that DID post useful comments....
September 29th, 2003, 08:18 PM
Delphi 7 Books
Here is a good place to start on the web.
There used to be a lot more Delphi web sites, just like there used to be a lot more books. Check out Marco Cantu, Charlie Calvert or Pacheco & Teixeira for authors. You might find some used books on the web that are still good resources even though out of date regarding the Delphi version.
October 25th, 2003, 01:03 PM
There is plenty of material out there...
Borland has been making better-than-Microsoft development tools for more than 10 years. I started out using delphi before delphi was created. Back in the MS DOS days it was called Turbo Pascal. ...And just in case you're wondering--No I'm not 50 to 60 years old. Just turned 31 this year.
The first place to go would be: www.borland.com
I believe this link will also work: community.borland.com
the DR. Bob link (www.drbob42.com) in the post above mine is a very good site.
Here is a Magazine for you: www.delphizine.com.
Also use the newsgroups that borland provides. You will need a news reader such as outlook express: I believe the address is (nntp://newsgroups.borland.com).
I have these books in my collection:
- Mastering Delphi 6 (Cantu)
- Mastering Delphi 7 (Cantu)
- Delphi 5 Developers Guide (Teixeira/Pacheco)
- Delphi 6 Developers Guide (Teixeira/Pacheco)
- Delphi 7 Developers Guide (Teixeira/Pacheco)
- Delphi COM Programming
- Advanced Delphi Developer's Guide to ADO (Fedorov/Elmanova)
- Mastering Borland C++ v3.1 (old DOS/Win3.11 book)
- Mastering Turbo Pascal 6
- Mastering Turbo Pascal 7
- C++ Builder 5 Developer's Guide
- C++ Builder 6 Developer's Guide
- Borland C++ Builder 3 Unleashed
Before you say "I'm not interested in C++". The C++ Builder product is the same as the Delphi product, but the underlying language is C++. This bring the speed of code, and speed of developement to both languages. But wait there's more....
The same could be said for Borland's Java product, JBuilder.
I hope this large post helps...
December 7th, 2003, 08:52 AM
i started with Turbo Pascal 7.0, i think im now "over average" pascal programmer, i moved onto Delphi and everything seems to be same, if not, then at least similar...
December 7th, 2003, 12:11 PM
I'm now getting up to speed with Octane, C# Builder, and Visual Studio.NET.