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The new Lazarus Bible is there
« on: October 19, 2020, 04:44:19 pm »
The new Lazarus Handbook is finally there!

Actually you get two books with a total of 935 pages. Massive.

https://www.blaisepascalmagazine.eu/product/lazarus-handbook-hardcover-presales/

I'm happy to announce that half of the profit goes to the Free Pascal and Lazarus foundation https://foundation.freepascal.org/.

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 05:20:35 pm »
The new Lazarus Handbook is finally there!
Do you try to tell us you have the books in your hand? Did they finally ship?

(waiting since october 2, was told shipped october 5 to the Netherlands)

I enjoy the PDF btw! Helps me a lot.

Hans

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 05:37:44 pm »
Yes, I got my copies today.

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 07:20:11 pm »
That's a big book. :o Remembers me the Pascal book by Luís Joyanes Aguilar, an insane tome hard to manage.  I hope this Lazarus Bible is as useful as Luís' one.

Sadly I can't buy it now.  :(
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 07:54:54 pm »
I'm happy to announce that half of the profit goes to the Free Pascal and Lazarus foundation https://foundation.freepascal.org/.

Frankly speaking, I would rather prefer to pay half the current price for the book and decide on my own if, when, and how much to give to the foundation.

As it is, they are too pricey for me. I mean, 50 eur. for a PDF, same as for the softcover? :o
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 10:19:02 pm »
The new Lazarus Handbook is finally there!


Nice!
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 12:19:12 am »
From the excerpts I have seen the two volumes appear comprehensive.
My only concern is about the price for the PDF option.

I hope they reconsider the price and lower it. 50 Euro is too expensive for me. The price of PDF should be much lower than the hard copy.
Shipping a physical book is problematic right now due to Covid-19. Yesterday I received an airmail package from UK. It took  five (5) months, twelve (12) days to arrive! That is slower than ships took in the 1700s.

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 12:43:59 am »
As it is, they are too pricey for me. I mean, 50 eur. for a PDF, same as for the softcover? :o

Yes - the price seems somewhat excessive for a PDF (though I "pre-ordered" well over a year ago at the cheaper price of ~33 euro). I sent corrections to the interim PDFs that never made it into the final which was disappointing and confirmed that I should continue to devote my time to improving the wiki which is available to all for the cost of an Internet connection (though it could be exported as a book too - see for example PDFBook).

I checked how much I paid for the printed tome Mastering Delphi 5 by Marco Cantu in 1999 (similar page count) and it was the equivalent of 50 euro ($A 84) - adjusted for Australian inflation, today's price would be 87 euro ($A 145) which helps put the price into some perspective.
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 05:02:38 am »
That's a big book. :o Remembers me the Pascal book by Luís Joyanes Aguilar, an insane tome hard to manage.  I hope this Lazarus Bible is as useful as Luís' one.
Which one?
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Luis+Joyanes+Aguilar&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 09:37:05 am »
Do you try to tell us you have the books in your hand? Did they finally ship?

Yes, the printed version is shipping, see https://twitter.com/SciPasTips/status/1316830447997980673?s=20.
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 10:03:22 am »
Nice work!

I think it's a good price. Paying 50 euros you have the soft cover book and the pdf, and half of the profit goes to Lazarus Foundation.

I've been programming with Lazarus for almost ten years, all the time for free. I think this is a good way to collaborate with this excellent project.

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 04:49:17 pm »
I hope they reconsider the price and lower it. 50 Euro is too expensive for me. The price of PDF should be much lower than the hard copy.
You mostly have to pay for the contents, less for the printing.

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Shipping a physical book is problematic right now due to Covid-19. Yesterday I received an airmail package from UK. It took  five (5) months, twelve (12) days to arrive! That is slower than ships took in the 1700s.
For 75 EUR+VAT (50EUR+Shipment+VAT) you get the softcover plus PDF. So shipment time shouldn't be a deal-breaker, as you have the PDF immediately.

For the scale of the book and considering the limited target group the price is not too expensive, I think.

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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there I will buy the books now...
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2020, 08:36:30 am »
This is a great way to really support the foundation as You but,

I would rather seen the books in ebook pdf format, where you can do add-ins, that we could also pay for in the future and support the foundation.
It would be easier for you to handle bugs in the text of the books also, like Chapter 9 Application Buildding Blocks!  Building with two 'd' ?

It would be nicer to have the two books on the Tablet instead. I would still be paying the full price for the books on pdf.

But. Good works of yours.
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there I will buy the books now...
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2020, 09:02:31 am »
I would rather seen the books in ebook pdf format, where you can do add-ins, that we could also pay for in the future and support the foundation.

It is available as eBook, see https://www.blaisepascalmagazine.eu/product/lazarus-handbook-pdf/.
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Re: The new Lazarus Bible is there more bugs in the text
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2020, 09:29:31 am »
Great. Does this version also support the Lazarus foundation? Because it is a cheap price for the work You put into it

You must do more serious correction, I'm afraid.
Chapter 13. Database Dekstop!!! Desktop it should be.

But i will buy the ebook.
/Bob
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