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Whether you're new to Delphi or just making the move from an earlier version, Mastering Delphi 7 is the one resource you can't do without. Practical, tutorial-based coverage helps you master essential techniques in database, client-server, and Internet programming. And the insights of renowned authority Marco Cant? give you the necessary knowledge to take advantage of what's new to Delphi 7--particularly its support for .NET.

Coverage includes:

  • Creating visual web applications with IntraWeb
  • Writing sockets-based applications with Indy
  • Creating data-aware controls and custom dataset components
  • Creating database applications using ClientDataSet and dbExpress
  • Building client-server applications using InterBase
  • Interfacing with Microsoft's ADO
  • Programming for a multi-tiered application architecture
  • Taking advantage of Delphi's support for COM, OLE Automation, and COM+
  • Taking advantage of Delphi's XML and SOAP support
  • Implementing Internet protocols in your Delphi app
  • Creating UML class diagrams using ModelMaker
  • Visually preparing reports using RAVE
  • Using the Delphi language to create your first .NET programs

About the Author

Marco Cant? is an internationally known programming author and teacher who specialize in Delphi development and XML-related technologies. Author of the best-selling Mastering Delphi series, he teaches advanced Delphi classes, speaks at conferences worldwide, and writes about Delphi programming in print and online magazines.

Part I: Foundations