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Delphi XE Development Essentials published

Author: Bob Swart
Posted: 10/19/2010 1:44:42 PM (GMT+1)

I've just finished my Delphi XE Development Essentials courseware manual; it's available for 42 EURO as paperback from (this price does not include shipping).
See for the Table of Contents.

Delphi XE Development Essentials contains almost 300 pages (7 chapters) on the latest version of Delphi. Covering the IDE (44 pages), Language Enhancements since Delphi 7 (35 pages), RTL and VCL Enhancements (48 pages), Unicode and globalization/localization (32 pages), Modeling Support including metrics, audits and documentation (40 pages), Unit Testing (38 pages) and the bundled third-party controls, with special focus on CodeSite Express, AQtime Standard and the Subversion integration into the IDE (32 pages).
Each chapter ends with a number of exercises, and at the back of the book there is an appendix with the answers (22 pages), so the book is ideal for self-study or use as training manual.

A PDF version of this book is given as free bonus if you purchase a courseware manual from or if you purchase Delphi XE or RAD Studio XE from me.

Next titles that can be expected soon are Delphi XE Database / DataSnap Development Essentials, and Delphi XE XML, SOAP and Web Services Development (both almost finished, and ready next month).

TIP: Use coupon code "BOOKTOBER" on lulu to save $10 before the end of October.



Kyle Miller 10/10/19 17:44:18Looks like a very nice table of contents. A mention for VCL for the Web should be placed in Third Party tools as an introduction and product tie-in for your other book which covers it in more detail. If you add it, call it "IntraWeb," because "VCL for the Web" implies it's a web solution delivered by the VCL, the VCL managed by Embarcadero. Embarcadero is at the will of Atozed in regards to IntraWeb.
Bob Swart 10/10/20 08:58:40The Delphi XE Development Essentials manual covers the fundamentals and the new features in Delphi XE, 2010, 2009 and 2007 compared to Delphi 7. There are some more advanced topics that fell beyond the scope of this “development essentials” manual which will be covered in other places (see for details).
  • Delphi XE DataSnap Development
  • Delphi XE XML, SOAP & Web Services (currently for Delphi 2010)
  • Delphi Prism XE Development Essentials (currently for Delphi Prism 2010)
  • Delphi for Win32 Database Development (currently covering Delphi 2007)
  • Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web Development (also for Delphi 2007)
Note: if you buy an "old" edition now, you will get the Delphi XE edition of the courseware manual (as free upgrade) when it's released later this year.
Bob Swart 10/10/21 16:27:17Use coupon code "BOOKTOBER" on lulu to save $10 before the end of October.
mikey 11/02/01 06:06:11I agree with Kyle - the name VCL for the Web is misleading since Embarcedaro doesn't support or document the product and you don't get the fully licensed version with Delphi. It should be made clear that IntraWeb is the 3rd party add-on for Delphi (and it's not always well integrated either...).
BertieorBirdie 12/01/24 09:07:22That's rlaely shrewd! Good to see the logic set out so well.
Annarita 13/09/05 17:34:50Once faced that problem, but didnt solve it the way you adevsid. Open your RAD, go to tools -> Options and add this to library path C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\8.0\lib\win32\debug (the default installation path for RAD XE in windows is C:\Program Files\Embarcadero ). Upon doing this you wont find any errors like packages ‘vcl’ not found or packages ‘rtl’ not found.Good Luck!!

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