April 14, 2000
Author of Just-Released Delphi in a Nutshell Says Kylix Could Become the Premier Development Tool for Linux
Sebastopol, CA--With a new name and a new focus on CORBA, database
drivers, and Microsoft Back Office applications, Inprise/Borland Delphi
is staging a comeback with a growing user base of programmers who use
Delphi for rapid development of enterprise computing applications. And
that base is expected to mushroom with the release of a new version
designed for Linux.
"Delphi for Windows is the best development environment for writing
Windows Applications and libraries," says Ray Lischner, author of the
just-released book Delphi
in a Nutshell. "Later this
year, Borland will release Delphi for Linux (code-named Kylix), and it
is reasonable to expect that Delphi will become the premier development
tool for Linux. Borland is moving into the Linux market in a big way,
and their Delphi and C++ Builder products will be their most important
steps. There are two major uses for Kylix: servers and desktop
applications. I expect to see a wealth of new desktop applications,
written in Kylix, making Linux easier than ever for everyday use."
"Ray Lischner's Delphi in a Nutshell is a clear and concise reference
to Delphi that should be a part of every Delphi developer's bookshelf,"
said Ben Riga, Director of Product Management at Inprise/Borland. "With
the excitement and interest surrounding the forthcoming Kylix project,
this book also becomes a primer for Delphi on Linux. Developers
interested in RAD Linux development would be doing themselves a favor
by learning Delphi for Windows today with Lischner's new book.
in a Nutshell is also significant because it brings O'Reilly's
reputation as the leading publisher of books for Linux into the world
of Delphi development and vice versa. Developers interested in either
Windows or future Linux Delphi application development should keep this
book close at hand."
Delphi in a Nutshell
By Ray Lischner
1st Edition March 2000
1-56592-659-5, 600 pages, $24.95
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