As you might have seen from my tweets at the end of last week, at last, my Delphi XE Handbook is available, as last.

The book covers all the new features of Delphi XE for Win32, save for the improvements in DataSnap (for time constraints). This is a brand new book, there is no overlapping material with past Delphi Handbooks I wrote. The book has 132 pages.

The book is a detailed documentation of all the new extensions in Delphi XE compared to Delphi 2010, with the (significant) exclusion of the DataSnap portion of the product. This area, in fact, has a lot of significant changes, but as I have recently written a white paper for Embarcadero covering the REST side of DataSnap. I decided it wasn't worth including those extra 60 pages in the book, since you can already read them online at no additional cost.

This is the list of the book chapters:

Chapter 1: Delphi XE IDE

Chapter 2: Integrated Tooling

Chapter 3: Compiler and RTL

Chapter 4: XE Libraries


The detailed table of contents is available here.

As above, the book covers only new features in Delphi XE. So if you are looking for the RTTI or an introduction to JSON support you'll have to look for the Delphi 2010 Handbook, or if you are looking for information about Unicode you'll have to delve into my Delphi 2009 Handbook. Or get my "Delphi Handbooks Collection" (which I'll update in the coming days to include thie new handbook along with the other three).

Book Available on Amazon

The book is already available on Amazon, at 34.50 USD. It will soon show up also at the UK, DE, and other localized versions of Amazon. 

Ebook on FastSpring, including Site License and Early Discount

The ebook is on FastSpring at 20 USD. If you want to buy it for multiple developers at your company, you should consider the Site License (a new idea I might extend to other ebooks, if is works out): for a little more than 3 copies (70 USD) you get the right to distribute the ebook to up to 10 developers of your company. Contact me if you are interested in a Corporate License (priced at 175 USD) for unlimited developers within your company.

There is also a discount code, which let's you get the book at 5 USD off (only 15 USD). The discount code was posted on Friday on my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Connect to them to find it out! (BTW, to use the discount code you have to enter it in the final confirmation page, after going to the checkout page and providing your credit card information).

Handbooks Collection

In the next few days I'll also update my Delphi Handbooks Collection ebook to include also the XE handbook. If you are interested in the whole set of books as a single PDF, please wait a few more days. I'm investigating options to make this available in print, but at this point it looks very unlikley: the volume is simply too big for any print-on-demand system.