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Building Kylix Applications Paperback – June 26, 2001

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Develop faster, more powerful applications with this hands-on guide to Kylix

Build, test, and deploy highly efficient applications for Linux quickly and easily using this practical resource. Well-known Kylix expert Cary Jensen shows you everything you need to master this new hot RAD tool--from initial development steps to deploying Web-based applications. Get details on Kylix's RAD frameworks, database applications and datasets, extending the code editor, using Internet Direct to create socket clients and servers, and much more. You'll also get up to speed on the tools in the integrated development environment (IDE) and learn how to effectively use the CLX component library, work with forms and frames, module templates, and wizards. This definitive book contains seven chapters on database development, five chapters on Internet development, and contributions from Kylix R&D team members. If you are interested in learning how to create high quality, error-free Kylix applications--simply and efficiently--then Building Kylix Applications is the book for you.
*Create and debug both standalone applications and shared object libraries
*Work with TFields, the SQL monitor, and data-aware controls
*Get details on advanced features--including multithreaded applications and building your own components
*Maximize the powerful features of the CLX component library
*Write Web server extensions (CGI and Apache DSOs) using Web Broker
*Improve portability and ensure the compatibility of your applications
*Understand Internet Direct and its client, server, and support components


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Product Details

  • Series: Application Development
  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies; 1st edition (June 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072129476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072129472
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,863,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gene Holmerud on July 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
Not only are Jesnen and Anderson quick in getting a book published on a such a new product, they have made it very useful.
The manuals and demos included with Kylix are primarily reference books. If you already know the Froest and the shape of the Trees, they help you find the fruit. This book leads you from the planting to the harvesting and explains the pros and cons of alternatives in the process. Many usable samples of applications are provided, most downloadable from the web site.
Yes, 600 pages of dense information seems daunting, but that is due to the awsome capibilities of Kylix. Still, "Building Kylix Applications" remains very readable.
Probably the most telling item on the usefulness of this book is the size of the index: 26 pages. It will get a lot of use!
Gene Holmerud
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "agerman77" on August 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
I recently bought the book by Cary Jensen and Loy Anderson, Building Kylix Applications, expecting specially for a full coverage on the Indy Client / Server and Misc palettes which I didnt see. There are some pages showing how to develop CGI Apps, Working on Apache Web Servers, amongst few others. The book has really a good covering of database applications, component creation and some other things, but, to be honest, about the Internet Coverage, is not half as I expected.
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