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by Marco Cantý, Uberto Barbini

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  • Paperback: 704 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.47 x 8.98 x 7.42
  • Publisher: Sybex Inc; Bk&CD-Rom edition (May 1, 2002)
  • ISBN: 0782128734
  • Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars Based on 2 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 453,940
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From the Back Cover
Master the RAD Tool Designed Especially for Linux Development

Kylix 2 promises great things for the world of Linux application development. Mastering Kylix 2 is the best possible way for you to take advantage of everything this powerful RAD tool has to offer. Co-written by internationally acclaimed Delphi expert Marco Cantù, this book provides authoritative, tutorial-style instruction along with tips and tricks available nowhere else. Begin with Kylix basics and advance confidently, developing the skills needed to use Kylix to meet real challenges-from sockets programming to XML processing to web services development.

Coverage includes:
Getting acquainted with the Kylix IDE
Using Kylix's object-oriented facilities
Implementing Linux file management
Working with the BaseCLX library
Developing GUIs
Using advanced components and controls
Creating forms
Building graphics features
Writing Kylix components
Using the ClientDataSet component and MyBase
Handling interprocess communication
Creating web programs with WebBroker and WebSnap
Processing XML
Developing SOAP-based web services

Featured on the CD
On the CD, you get complete and ready-to-use source code for the hundreds of examples presented in the book. You also get an electronic copy of Essential Pascal, Marco Cantù's acclaimed introduction to the Pascal programming language, written from a Kylix perspective. Finally, you get the open source version of Kylix, FreeCLX, Interbase 6 Open Source Edition, and the Indy open-source web component suite.

About the Author
Marco Cantù is the author of six editions of the best-selling Mastering Delphi 6. Beside writing and speaking at conferences, he teaches technical classes on both Delphi and XML technologies. Marco lives in Italy. Uberto Barbini is a teacher and consultant for the Italian university Politecnico di Milano. He has published a book on Delphi in Italy and is the developer of the open source program Fractal Forge.

Book Description
Kylix is Borland's new tool, based on Delphi, for developing applications that run on the Linux operating system. In this book, best-selling Mastering Delphi author Marco Cantu tackles all aspects of using the tool. Whether you are a Delphi developer who wants to learn Linux development, or you are a Linux developer who wants to learn how to use the Kylix toolset, this is the reference you need. You get coverage of the essentials of the Object Pascal language, building the user interface, working with forms, writing Delphi components, and developing database, client/server, and Web applications. You also learn how to create XML-based Web Services with Kylix. The companion CD-ROM has all the source code from the book, the Open Source Edition of Kylix, useful utilities, and electronic references to Pascal and SQL.

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3 out of 5 stars Again...!, May 5, 2004

Reviewer:   Chris (Richmond East, Vic Australia) - See all my reviews
Marco continues to provide a good, basic, pretty well rounded coverage of Delphi/Kylix development. But as with most of his books this book is sparse on detail and skirts around a lot of real world development topics.

For the beginner it is probably better to buy marco's "Mastering Delphi <insert version>" as this book does not add much that is Kylix specific.

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5 out of 5 stars Best book for tipical programmer, May 31, 2002

Reviewer:   A reader
Maybe Cantu's books are not the top level in technical details but they are the easier to read and understand.
There are no easy tricks to inflate page number here.
The examples are often useful but in the book you can find only code that matter, while in the companion cd you can find not only all the code but also the binaries.
All the chapters are in topic and there are no help duplicates (if you know what I mean).
There is a good coverage of Linux stuff like Xwindow, Qt primitives, RPC and an example about commanding Kde with Xml.
Databases are covered pretty well, expecially Interbase, and so the other "Delphi" parts.
In my opinion the only real lack is a chapter about MySql usage.

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