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If you are at all interested in using Kylix then this is my recommended book for you. It's not really for the beginning programmer but if you have a little development skill and want to do some Linux development then this is the book for you. In case you don't know Kylix is Delphi for Linux (Pascal) but I've heard they are adding C++ as a syntax in the next release. The layout of the book was new to me in part because it's the first tech book from Wordware that I have read. It seems to flow correctly and I didn't notice any major editing issues. All the examples I tried worked and where laid out in a manner that was easy to understand.Of special interest to me was the chapter on porting code back and forth between Windows and Linux. But one thing that did surprise me was the coverage on specific Linux development like IPC's, Semaphores & Debugging Shared Object Libraries.It's also kind of handy having the Kylix Open edition on the included CD, saved me from a large download. The only major negative from the book is that the tone of the writing does change from chapter to chapter, due to obvious tag team writing by the different books authors.
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Eric Ellsworth Hipple (born September 16, 1957, in Lubbock, Texas) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 1980 NFL Draft.
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