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eBook Tomes of Delphi: Alogrithm and Data Structure (Wordware Delphi Developer's Library) ePub

by Julian Bucknall

  • ISBN: 1556227361
  • Category: Programming
  • Subcategory: Computers
  • Author: Julian Bucknall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc. (May 25, 2001)
  • Pages: 525
  • ePub book: 1808 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1199 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 550

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Delphi developer Julian Bucknall provides fellow developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective.

Delphi developer Julian Bucknall provides fellow developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective.

Delphi resources for existing. What’s the best Delphi book for a newbie? A good book about data structures in Delphi is tomes of delphi: algorithms and data structures. I think wich the ArrayList Class in Java is very similar to the Generics list ( TList< T ) introduced in delphi 2009. you can check also the TList Class in delphi.

The Tomes of Delphi book. Delphi developer Julian Bucknall provides fellow developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective

The Tomes of Delphi book. Delphi developer Julian Bucknall provides fellow developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective.

Master developer Julian M Bucknall provides Delphi developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective

Master developer Julian M Bucknall provides Delphi developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective.

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Delphi developer Julian Bucknall provides fellow developers a comprehensive overview of using algorithms and data structures from a practical perspective. Bucknall begins with a discussion of algorithm performance, and provides comprehensive coverage of such topics as arrays, linked lists, and binary trees. The book focuses on search algorithms—such as sequential and binary search—and sort algorithms—including bubble, insertion, Shell sort, quicksort, merge sort, and heapsort—along with techniques for optimization. Additionally, the author presents hashing and hash tables, priority queues, state machines and regular expressions, and data compression techniques such as Huffman and LZ77.

The companion CD contains the author’s highly successful freeware library EZDSL, source code compatible with all versions of Delphi and with Kylix, and executables from TurboPower Software Company.

Comments

Qudanilyr Qudanilyr
I still think of myself as being a beginning programmer, although that's not totally true, having messed around for about ten years with CAD macro's and dbase add-ons and turned them into full-blown applications that finally became fairly complex. However, I never had a decent IT training beyond some basics in Fortran and Algol, and know next to nothing about OOP.
I first thought Bucknall's book would not be for me, as I was afraid of landing into high level topics and getting lost in jargon.
On the contrary, I hardly can stop reading the book, which finally provides a very practical approach to Delphi/Kylix programming, giving light to many abstract topics you will not find in most books : the trade-off between speed and memory efficiency, how data structures and the mix you make of them in your application affect your program's speed and reliability, easy steps that make debugging and testing more efficient,...
Once you've got the hang of using the VCL within Delphi and know how to place controls on a form, you can immensely benefit from this book, that can be used as a reference into many algorithms and their Delphi implementation, or can be read chapter by chapter as an introduction to analyse the merits of several ways to sort/search/hash or use various data structures to solve a problem you face as a programmer.
Julian Bucknall's text is very understandable, even to non english native speakers, stays close to the topic while providing you with a wide scope of insights into related subjects. He's also keen on giving you all the tips he can coming from his personal practice as a programmer that make you understand why some theoretical topics matter to your program's quality. It's nearly like having him looking over your shoulder and helping you making the best choices. The book provides you with a real simple alternative to searching the web multiple times or trying to translate C coded algorithms into a Delphi equivalent, hence it will be a time saver to many Delphi user's, even a casual one like me.
This book is a must have, as a complement to a good Delphi / Pascal reference.
Dagdatus Dagdatus
If you program in Delphi, and you do not own this book,
you are wrong!!!
This is not just a re-hash of the same old, sorting, searching,
sparse array, linked-lists, qeues, hashes, etc. While the author does cover these, he does two things which make this book a must buy. 1. He impliments them using classes, not just procedural code. and 2. He provides invaluable insights in to Random numbers, state machines, data compression and more. If he added a section on compiler design this could be a B.S. in Computer Science in a single book.
Gravelblade Gravelblade
Wow. Bucknall has raised the bar on advanced Delphi books. This books coverage of Algorithms and Data Structures is suburb. This book should be required reading for all Delphi developers. No one can call themselves an expert level Delphi developer with out understanding the concepts taught in this book. Bucknall's knowledge of Algorithms and related concepts places him in a category with Knuth & Sedgewick.
Cerar Cerar
This book is packed full of gems of wisdom that transcend Delphi. It's not just about algorithms, data structures and Delphi - it's about the science of computing and it's about being a good programmer. As a C++ developer (primarily) with an eye on Delphi I found that this book really made me think about how I program and how I solve problems. I have read dozens of books on C++, Pascal, Delphi, COM, DCOM, C# and .NET, many of them very good. But this is one of those rare books that goes beyond teaching you a particular technology. It will help you become a better problem solver and it will help you write better code. You will not be disappointed in adding this book to your personal library. Ten spring cleanings from now, when you're developing in whatever the current technology flavor of the month is at the time, this book will still be on your shelf - and it won't have any dust on it.
Wiliniett Wiliniett
As the many other reviewers have noted, this is an indispensable addition to any delphi programmer's library. I won't repeat the many praises of this book that have already been penned by other reviewers.

I will suggest, however, that to avoid falling victim to the price gouging that occurs when a book goes out of print anyone interested in this book visit the author's (Julian Bucknal) web site "Algorithms for the Masses" ([...]) where a new version of the book may be ordered at a fraction of the cost listed here.

If you truly wish to own "an original", then by all means shell out $165 for a book that sold for a quarter of this. If what you want is the book itself, then go visit Julian's site. Caveat emptor.

Happy programming.
Ttyr Ttyr
This is a book that I've been waiting for for a long time (according to the acknowledgements, Julian has worked on it from April 1999 until February 2001, probably even longer). But it has been worth it, because it's an excellent book about algorithms and data structures implemented in Delphi (and Kylix) - usually version independent.
The book consists of 12 chapters. But even before the first chapter Julian takes on the question of "why a book on Delphi algorithms?" in the introduction. He explains that a number of Computer Science algorithms books are hardly practical, and the practical books are mainly for C, C++, or Java. This is a book about algorithms and data structures using Delphi (for Windows, but also Kylix for Linux), with a lot of focus on practical and useful techniques that make sense.
A great plus is that the code in the book works for every version of Delphi and Kylix (and probably also in C++Builder), and I'm fairly confident it will remain working in the next version(s) of Delphi and Kylix to come. A bonus point is the syntax high-lighting in the source code listings. A small effort for the author/publisher, but a great help for the reader who sees the source code for the first time.