Delphi/Kylix Database Development Paperback – 23 Oct 2001
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From the Back Cover
A thorough investigation of cross-platform database development using dbExpress will follow the introduction. Eric will cover topics ranging from setting up a database connection to single- and multi-tiered database applications. Along the way, he will present code snippets and small sample applications to illustrate the points being made. Also, a complete database application will be presented which will compile and run under either Delphi or Kylix, and will contain such discussed features as disconnected datasets.
About the Author
Eric Harmon is Director of Software Development at Advanced Estimating Systems, Inc., located in Delray Beach, Florida. Advanced Estimating Systems is the developer of The EDGE, the industry standard in construction-estimating software. Eric is also a member of TPX (TurboPower experts), a volunteer group of programmers that assists the TurboPower Software company in providing support for its newsgroups. TurboPower is one of the premier providers of tools coded in Delphi for Delphi programmers. Eric was recruited by TurboPower as the original member of TPX in 1997. He has contributed Delphi- and COM-related articles to Visual Developer Magazine and is the author of the highly regarded book Delphi COM Programming (MTP/New Riders, 2000). Eric can be reached at Eric.Harmon@tpx.turbopower.com.
Dan Miser is a research and Development Project Manager for the DSP group at Borland, where he spends most of his time researching emerging technologies. Dan also worked on the Delphi R&D team where his responsibilities included DataSnap development. Dan's major focus is finding ways to allow information to be shared across boundaries, and this has allowed him to work with a variety of distributed computing technologies, including MIDAS, SOAP, DCOM, RMI, J2EE, EJB, Struts, and RDS. He has also been involved with promoting Delphi by contributing to the "Delphi x Developer's Guide," acting as a technical editor, writing magazine articles, participating on the Borland newsgroups as a member of TeamB, and speaking at BorCon on topics such as COM and MIDAS.
Ramesh Theivendran has been a member of the SQL Links research and development team since October 1995. Prior to joining Borland, Ramesh was employed as a Programmer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and as a Systems Analyst in Ramco Systems, Madras, INDIA. He has over 10 years of experience in client/server tools development. Currently, he leads the database connectivity efforts at Borland in its RAD products group and serves as an architect for dbExpress. Ramesh lives in Santa Cruz, California with his wife, Aruna, and their little one, Vineha.
Philippe Bruno is the Director of Research and Development at Scanpak Inc., a firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, specializing in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Scanpak is the creator of GETS (Galley Equipment Tracking System), an asset tracking system specifically targeted to the airline industry. He is also a part-time teacher for computer-related courses in various universities and colleges in the Montreal area. Philippe has programmed in several computer languages since 1987, but Pascal and Delphi have always been his favorites. He is also a member of TPX (TurboPower experts), where he volunteers his expertise in serial communications, networks, and protocols to the service of fellow programmers in the TurboPower newsgroups.
Top customer reviews
Sometimes the author gives a difficult solution to a problem without mentioning the easy way: for example he creates a component for a DBListBox which uses values to store those in a database. This can be done much easier using the OnGetText and OnSetText events of the field however he fails to mention those procedures in the book.
Final remark: there are so many listings in this book that they should have been put on a cd without printing them all out. That would give the customer a better idea about the size of this book.
The Delphi beginners will probably learn something with this book however I would recommend them 'Delphi developer's guide' which covers databases and a lot more!
Borland development employees. This book is aimed at the intermediate database programmer and hands out practical advice throughout the book.
Even though I bought this book for development with Lazarus, it is of course useful for Embarcadero Delphi too.
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After a long struggle to fully understand the power of the TClientDataSet, this reader experienced what could loosely be referred to as a religious experience after reading chapters 3, 4 and 7. These chapters alone make the book worth many multiples of its price.
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