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 C++Builder Developer's Guide - Table of Contents
See Also: C++Builder 5 Developer's Guide for which I wrote four chapters, and C++Builder 4 Unleashed for which I also wrote a few chapters

According to the much anticipated C++Builder Developer's Guide is now shipping!! I have written six C++Builder 6 chapters (on dbExpress, BizSnap, XML Document Programming, SOAP & Web Services, DataSnap, and WebSnap - 162 pages in total) and can assure you that the book will be worth the wait.
You can now order C++Builder Developer's Guide from (with a 30% discount) and also from The previous edition (called C++Builder 5 Developer's Guide) will be in PDF-format on the CD with this book. Note that I get a small commission for each on-line Amazon order from my website (so thanks in advance for those of you who wil order).

    Part I - C++Builder Essentials
  1. Introduction to C++Builder
  2. Using the C++Builder IDE
  3. Programming with C++Builder (free sample chapter)
  4. Custom Components
  5. Creating Component and Property Editors

    Part II - Database Programming
  6. Borland Database Component Architecture
  7. Data Modules
  8. BDE
  9. Client Data set and Client Data Set Enhancements
  10. Interbase Express Component Overview
  11. ADO Express (dbGo for ADO)
  12. Data Access with dbExpress (14 pages)
  13. XML Document Programming & XML Mapper (22 pages) - ENT

    Part III - Windows Programming
  14. Win 32 API Functional Areas
  15. Graphics and Multimedia
  16. DLLs
  17. COM Programming

    Part IV - Distributed Computing
  18. DCOM: Going Distributed
  19. SOAP and Web Services with BizSnap (26 pages) - ENT
  20. Distributed Applications with DataSnap (36 pages) - ENT
  21. DataSnap Multitier Connections (24 pages) - ENT
  22. Web Server Programming with WebSnap (40 pages) - ENT

    Part V - Open Tools API
  23. Open Tools API

  24. Applications
  25. C++Mobile
  26. Information Resources
  27. Enabling TXMLDocument for C++Builder Professional
As you can see, I wrote chapters 12 (dbExpress), 13 (XML), 19 (BizSnap: SOAP and Web Services), 20 & 21 (DataSnap), and 22 (WebSnap). Except for chapter 12, those are the only ones that require C++Builder 6 Enterprise (all 18 other chapters are applicable to C++Builder 6 Professional as well).

For those of you who already have the previous edition, the new one will be even better with updated material and lots of new C++Builder 6 specific topics. A quote from the foreword of the book:
"Welcome to the second edition in the C++Builder Developerís Guide series. Our goal for this book was to put forth the most informative and practical reference on C++Builder to date. Building on the success of C++Builder 5 Developerís Guide, we have concentrated on the essential elements and capabilities of C++Builder, including the very latest features provided by C++Builder 6.
Topics in this edition include fresh material on XML, SOAP, the Windows API, COM, DLLs, VCL, CLX component development, database development, plus much more including a look at mobile application development. Weíve gone to great lengths to provide practical examples and discussions to common issues, and explore topics not previously covered."

My own previous MIDAS chapter was updated with new material into two new DataSnap chapters, and I wrote four completely new chapters on dbExpress, BizSnap: XML Document Programming, BizSnap: SOAP and Web Services, and Web Server Development with WebSnap. All C++Builder 6 new features...

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