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New Edition of Delphi Win32 Database Development

Author: Bob Swart
Posted: 4/10/2008 12:26:45 PM (GMT+1)

The revamped 132-page second edition of my Delphi Win32 Database Development paperback has just been published on - available in print as well as download - covering the Borland Database Engine (BDE), dbGo for ADO, dbExpress and the stand-alone TClientDataSet. I'm using the Paradox, MyBase, SQL Server / MSDE and Blackfish SQL databases for the example application, which is built for each data access technology, including examples of data conversion and migration.
For Delphi 2007 developers, I've added a special introduction section on DBX4 and the new features in this latest release of the dbExpress data access framework, plus coverage of Blackfish SQL usage.
The appendices discuss the Decision Cube (still useful) and using .ini files as data storage.

The information in this paperback can be used with all versions of Delphi, although ADO needs Delphi 5 or higher, dbExpress needs Delphi 6 or higher, DBX4 is only part of Delphi 2007 (or higher), and Blackfish SQL came with Delphi 2007 for Win32 R2 and CodeGear RAD Studio.

Since this 132-page edition of the Win32 VCL Database Development paperback is almost twice as thick as the 68-page original saddle-stitch edition, there is no easy way to offer an upgrade path, sorry.


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Bob Swart 08/04/10 17:12:45You could also decide to purchase the PDF edition with e-mail support from my courseware site at - these PDF versions are more expensive, but they come with personal e-mail support (only about the topics in the book, not about other topics please)...

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