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.
|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.
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.