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evilmrb

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Learning Lazarus
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:19:17 pm »
Hi there,
I am looking for some advice from seasoned Lazarus / Delphi coders. I want to have a stab at learning to program with Lazarus and I need a good book to help. I know there is an official Lazarus Guide but both the book and the delivery costs are expensive. I noticed there are many very cheap used books on Delphi by Marco Cantu & Charlie Calvert et al and I was wondering which one would be best. I have an old book for Delphi 1.0 but I'm wondering if a book on a later version of Delphi (e.g. v4.0) would be better.

I have installed Lazarus 1.2 and I am ready to get going. Does anyone have any suggestions, please?

Thanks,

Mark B


evilmrb

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Re: Learning Lazarus
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 01:12:16 pm »
Thanks for the reply exdatis.

I was aware of some of those things already. I guess I should have asked a more specific question. I know I need a comprehensive tutorial & reference because I'm not too good at picking things up piecemeal. What would really help me is knowing which version of Delphi is closest in functionality to Lazarus 1.2. Then, I will find a cheap used book for that version of Delphi. Does that make sense?
So far, I had this one in mind: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0782123503/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=F8N7CQ26NVXT&coliid=I3TSVB316WDU7Q

 :)

Rails

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Re: Learning Lazarus
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 01:30:13 pm »
Marco used to have some of his older versions available free on line, but I can no longer find them.   :(

I suggest choosing the latest version you can find for a reasonable price.

There are also a number of Delphi tutorials available on line. Here are just two.

http://www.delphibasics.co.uk/
http://delphi.about.com/od/beginners/a/delphicourse.htm

exdatis

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Re: Learning Lazarus
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 01:31:28 pm »
In my opinion, Delphi 7, but freepascal is much more flexible, there is more power.....

exdatis

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Re: Learning Lazarus
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 01:34:22 pm »
Just type from search what you want to know, there is so many excellent answers, examples etc.
Best regards and good luck!

evilmrb

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Re: Learning Lazarus
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 01:39:30 pm »
Thanks guys, some really useful resources there.
 :D