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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. Delphi 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."

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Delphi in a Nutshell
By Ray Lischner
1st Edition March 2000
1-56592-659-5, 600 pages, $24.95
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