Delphi in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: March 2000
Pages: 578

With a new name and a new focus on CORBA, database drivers, and Microsoft Back Office applications, Inprise/Borland Delphi is enjoying a resurgence, with a growing user base of programmers who use Delphi for rapid development of enterprise computing applications. Not to rest on success, the latest version of Delphi, Version 5, includes further expansion and refinement of the 3-tier application framework introduced in Delphi 4 and has resulted in a prize-winning product.

Delphi in a Nutshell is the first concise reference to Borland/Inprise Delphi available. It succinctly collects all the information you need in one easy-to-use, complete, and accurate volume that goes beyond the product documentation itself.

Delphi in a Nutshell starts with the Delphi object model and how to use RTTI (Run Time Type Information) for efficient programming. The rest of the book is the most complete Delphi Pascal language reference available in print, detailing every language element with complete syntax, examples, and methods for use. The book concludes with a look at the compiler, discussing compiler directives in depth.

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Delphi in a Nutshell Review

By Kenneth Wilcox

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Ray has written an excellent desktop reference for Delphi. I really liked the explanation of the SysUtils unit. I found that there were functions in there that I had written myself, if I had only known I would have saved myself some time. The Language reference with the Tips and Tricks is excellent, helps make more sense of the sometimes archaic online help. My only complaint is that this is the ONLY Delphi book published by O'Reilly, I would love to see a Learning, Programming, or Mastering book!

 
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i loved this book. it helps me to understand object pascal. therefore, i want to thank mr rav lischner who give us the good book.

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I have buy this book last week. When i first begin read, i think it not very good and some part is so simply. But the Chapter 5 is very good.

BTW, i buy this book in china, it is chinese version and only cost 60 RMB, about $8.

 
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Delphi in a Nutshell Review

By Mark O'Brien

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Quite simply, this is a superb book. The layout is simple and intuative, there is a wealth of usefull information and it is well written.

I would not have any reservations about recommending this book to anyone who uses Delphi.

 
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Delphi in a Nutshell Review

By Jian Huang

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This is the best book about Delphi in my hand, a nice reference book.

And I hope that O'Reilly will publish more books about Delphi.

 
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Delphi in a Nutshell Review

By Norton Warner, Lincoln NE

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Comments about oreilly Delphi in a Nutshell:

Fantastic book. I was lucky to find it. My local bookstore as of today has NO Delphi books (I suspect it's because Delphi's so popular, they can't keep 'em on the shelf). I was lucky to find this one and only copy a few months ago.

My only complaint: the cover came off in about 3 weeks time. Elmers Glue fixed it right up.

 
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the book is an absolute "must have"-book for serious delphi-programmers. I've a lot "nice to have" delphi books but this is very usefull; BUT: the book with paperback is not the best idea; I wish that the "nutshell-2 (included kylix?)" is with a better paperback for the daily working. :-) thomas

 
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"Delphi in a Nutshell" isn't just another ordinary Delphi book. Once again Ray has manage to take on topics that are unique and not covered in any detail if at all by other authors. The chapters on

RTTI and the Delphi object model alone are well worth the price. This goes onto my short list of "must have" Delphi books for any serious program (Ray actually now has 3 of the 5). Good work Ray.

 
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By Clay Shannon

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I have used this book on numerous occasions already to robustify my code.

I own approximately 20 Delphi books, and consider "Delphi in a Nutshell" to be one of the few "classics".

If you're only going to buy a couple of Delphi books, this should be one of them.

 
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I am using this book a lot. I like the reference style info together with examples. It contains much of what I've always wanted to really understand (memory management, RTTI, interfaces). Great job.

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