July 23, 2007

Back to Work

I'm back to work after two weeks in southern France, offline.

I'm back after two weeks in southern France. I traveled with my family in a camping car from Italy to the Atlantic Ocean, visiting many town, castles, churches, villages, seaside locations... including (in no given order) Cap d'Agde, Carcassonne, Pont du Gard, Dune de Pyla, Sarlat la Caneda, Biscarrosse, Lacanau, Roquetaillade, Uzes, and Saint Guilhem le Desert. It was a very nice trip.

Now back to work, I have 303 emails awaiting, 270 entries in my feed reader, plus a lot of other things to catch up with. I'll probably be posting slowly over the next few days... and for the entire month of August, while communing from the hillside place my family is staying (and where I have limited connectivity) to my downtown office. For the next month, my two main projects are finishing my Delphi 2007 book and working on my XMLTypist and related technology. Plus, while business slows down in August in Italy, reworking some of my web sites. Stay tuned.



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 Welcome back Marco :)

I would like to ask about your D2007 book, is it just 
updated version of Mastering Delphi 2005 or new book 
based on specific topics?

 I bought MD5 and MD2005, so if this just update,it 
will not contain many new topics, or am I wrong?
Comment by Mohammed Nasman [http://www.mnasman.com] on July 23, 14:57

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  it is a brand new book covering only new features
since Delphi 7. So there is a little overlap with the
new material of Mastering Delphi 2005, but also a lot
on Delphi 2006 and Delphi 2007.

It is a brand new book with a different format and
focus than the Mastering series. All of the classic
content of the Mastering books is gone, the book will
be much smaller, and also less expensive.

I'll post more info in a few days.
Comment by Marco Cantù [http://www.marcocantu.com] on July 23, 16:02

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Thank you for writing the book! I am looking forward 
to buy it!
Comment by [] on July 23, 18:17

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 ... a new Book !!!!

Excellent Marco, looking forward to it!
Comment by DaveK on July 23, 18:57

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you didnt really spend long weeks on ur holiday... i 
was expecting you ll spend more ... just to relax... 
well u r back now. 

Im also looking forward to your book ...
Comment by Demola on July 23, 19:23

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There will be translation to the Spanish? Your last
book of delphi in Spanish is for Delphi 7 :(
Comment by Chandra on July 23, 22:15

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Good to see you writing a new Delphi book, I'll look
forward to reviewing (and promoting it) on my site as
soon as I have time to read it ;-)  I have been
impressed with the quality of your previous publications.
Comment by Alister Christie [http://codegearguru.com] on July 24, 01:01

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Looking forward for your book! Your "Mastering Delphi
2005" is the only book I keep on my desk! :)
Comment by Fernando Madruga [http://memyselfanddelphi.blogspot.com] on July 24, 02:06

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Hi Marco,

Sure you have a nice trip in holidays. France is the
best country, so I'm not surprised ;o) I don't tell
that cause I'm french, of course ;o)

Just a question as I'm posting there :

I've seen that Amazon US did a new feature, the
ability to upgrade a previously bought paper book for
a little bucks in order to read it online.

It's nice cause you can start reading it before the
shipment of it (especially nice if you live in
countries where the non-native langage book is not
available before 4 or 5 weeks) and you can too access
the book at work without having to bring the book from

The problem is that "Mastering Delphi 2005" isn't
available in the "reading online" program from Amazon.

I don't know if it's you or your editor that must give
an approval on the book for that feature but I think
it could be a nice thing.

I haven't bought Mastering Delphi 2005 yet but if the
reading online upgrade is available, I think I will
buy it.

Best regards
Comment by Florent on August 1, 17:34

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