I'm not very active on the blog because I'm busy writing my coming Tiburon book. The book is not going to be an update of my Delphi 2007 Handbook but a brand new volume specifically focused on new Tiburon features. The reason is simple: Tiburon has so much new stuff in it that I should have no problems writing 300 pages specifically focused to those new features. Right now I have almost 200 pages done!

It might be that later on I published a combined Delphi 2007 + Tiburon Handbook, possibly updating the material of the previous book, to highlight any difference and integrate the two. Right now the book is going to have four parts:

  • Part 1: Unicode (introduction, UnicodeString, porting)
  • Part 2: Delphi 2009 and its Compiler (IDE, Compiler, RTL)
  • Part 3: Win32 development (VCL, Vista, Ribbon, COM, Translation)
  • Part 4: Database and Remoting (Dataset and dbExpress, possibly BlackFish, new DataSnap, possibly Indy and some Internet-related topics)

The plan is still to show you the compiled demos in action (along with some limited source code) on YouTube, but this is taking more time than I was expecting... as book writing and some other consulting is taking precedence.