Learn To Program with Delphi and Object Pascal
What you'll learn
- Cross-platform development with Lazarus on Mac, Windows or even Linux
- Downloadable source code for Lazarus on Windows and Mac or Delphi on Windows
- A 124-page eBook, The Little Book Of Pascal, explains all the topics in depth
Simply the fastest way to learn to program Object Pascal – either with the industry-standard Delphi system on Windows or with the multi-platform Lazarus and Free Pascal. Just drag-and-drop, click and code!
The knowledge you gain will give to entry to the world of commercial application development using Lazarus or Delphi.
Delphi has an elegant drag-and-drop IDE with lots of integrated coding and debugging tools. You can download a free copy of Delphi for Windows, or you can use the free, open-source Lazarus IDE for designing and coding languages on Windows, Mac or Linux. Full source code of all the example projects is provided with this course.
What you will learn:
The fundamentals of programming – from the ground up
Object orientation – its principles and practice
The Object Pascal language – for neat, elegant, maintainable programming
Who should take the course
Beginners – if you’ve never coded before, you can learn pascal step by step
This Pascal programming tutorial is also feasible for those Programmers who’ve used other languages – Ruby, Python or Java but want to extend their knowledge? This is for you!
Cross-platform developers – with Lazarus and Free Pascal, write on one OS, compile on a different one!
Huw Collingbourne has programmed in Object Pascal since the first release of Delphi in 1995. For over 10 years he was the Delphi programming columnist for PC Plus magazine in the UK. This course gives you in-depth instruction in programming with Delphi and the Object Pascal language.
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software, developers of programming tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. He is author of The Little Book Of C, The Little Book Of Pointers and The Little Book Of Recursion from Bitwise Books and of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press. He runs Bitwise Courses and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.
Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Java programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, C++, Smalltalk and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, PC Pro, and PC Plus.
In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of 1980s murder mysteries.
At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK. The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.