Simply the fastest way to learn to program on a Mac or Windows – using either Lazarus with Free Pascal or Delphi, cross-platform programming is a snap. Just drag-and-drop, click and code!
This course will teach you the Object Pascal language, which is used not only by Lazarus but also by the well-established Delphi programming system. The knowledge you gain will give to entry to the world of commercial application development using Lazarus or Delphi.
What you will learn:
Who should take the course...
Beginners – if you’ve never coded before, you can learn everything step by step
Programmers who’ve used other languages – know Ruby, Python or Java but want to extend your knowledge? This is for you!
Cross-platform developers – with Lazarus and Free Pascal, write on one OS, compile on a different one!
40+ lectures, over 6 hours of video instruction teaching Object Oriented programming with Pascal
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
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software, developers of tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press. He runs Bitwise Courses (http://www.bitwisecourses.com) 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 Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C, C#, Java, Smalltalk, Delphi and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, 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 New Romantic 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 (http://hartlandaikido.blogspot.co.uk/). The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.