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Keep cool - most of the questions and problems typically arising during a programmer's
working day have already been asked - and answered - some time ago. Sometimes even many
times, and in 98% of all cases you can be sure that the answer to YOUR question already
waits for you, you just have to know WHERE to look for it.
The following is a collection of the best information resources about Delphi you can
find in the Internet, check them out, you'll wonder what you are able to find there !
Mailing lists are great information resources which allow you to share your
experiences with others and ask questions yourself to hundreds of subscribers.
Mails with questions and answers are usually sent to a Mailinglist-Server which will
distribute them to all subscribers worldwide. TRY IT OUT - it's a great help !
At e-mail subsriptions, please let the subject line empty and use only the first line of the message body.
Once you subscribed, most of the lists provide commands to retrieve past articles via the listserver. Beside
that, some of the lists are archived by Reference.com - see description here or on my
"Tips and Tricks" section.
At some of the mailing lists the correct subscribing-commands change from time to time -
if one of them doesn't work, just try it again with the correct syntax which you'll
receive from the mailing list server. Please don't forget to send me a short
me about the correct syntax to give me a chance for correcting it on this page for
other interested visitors.
- The elists.org - home of Delphi-Talk and other popular mailing Lists
like Delphi-Talk, Delphi-DB and others (formerly known as DDJ-Thread, DDJ-Thread-DB etc.) hosts a number of
open, moderated forums for discussing Delphi programming issues.
Many experienced Delphi programmers are discussing there, mailflow: 10-50 msgs. per day.
To subscribe, please click on the link above and find more details there.
- The Delphi-L mailing list
is another mailing list where you can discuss your Delphi questions. Mailflow:
20-50 msgs. per day ! Send the command subscribe <your FULL_NAME>
to the List-Server and you'll get
additional instructions for joining.
- German Delphi Mailing-List (germ.):
Sie können sich ganz einfach unter obigem Link anmelden, Mails an die Liste sendet man
hier, und hier kann man sich wieder abmelden.
- Borland's Delphi Newsletter:
Send an e-mail with the message body subscribe delphi email@example.com
to receive the latest News of Borland.
- Borland International Listserver
Receive electronic newsletters over which Borland periodically publishes information
concerning both new and existing products, technical tips, upgrades, and special
offer. They'll also send you details of seminars, exhibitions, and other local events. [new:11-May-99]
- Borland International Listserver
Another information listserver of Borland/Inprise.
- Borland Bug Listserver
Receive bug notifications and workarounds by Borland
- RightClick's weekly email newsletter
Get a mail when there are Delphi news
(Delphi Super Page Update List)
Send an e-mail with the message body subscribe dsp-update firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive (approx. once per week) infos about updates of this great Delphi file
archive in the web.
- The UNDU mailing list
informs you when a new UNDU Help file is released. Just klick on the link and
send the message subscribe undu in the subject line or message body !
- Component Writers Mailing List
Send an e-mail with the comment subscribe delphi-components your.@email.adress
in the message body. [dead?]
- The Apollo-Users Mailing-List
could be of special interest for users of the Apollo Database Engine. For subscribing
just send an e-mail with the command subscribe email@example.com in the message body.
- The Delphi 3D Mailing-List
is dedicated to 3D-programming in Delphi.
- The Interbase Mailing-List
is dedicated to Interbase-Programmers. Subscribe by sending the message
subscribe Interbase firstname lastname in the message body!
- The Delphi-CS-Talk-L Mailing-List
is dedicated to C/S Delphi Programmers. Click on the link above and send the message
subscribe delphi-cs-talk-l (no subject) in the message body. You will receive a confirmation code
that you need to send back and then you will be subscribed.
- Client/Server Group Mailing List
Send an e-mail ordering your subscription
- The Delphi SQL Mailing-List
is dedicated to Delphi/SQL-Programmers.
- DirectX Mailing List
Click the link to find a newsgroup archive dealing with DirectX programming
- The Delphi-Notes Mailing-List>
might be of interest for anyone who'd like to use Delphi to access Lotus Notes.
For subscribing just send an e-mail with the command subscribe delphi_notes
in the message body.
- JEDI Mailing List
Send an e-mail with the command SUBSCRIBE JEDI in the message body to subscribe
to this mailing list about conversions of Microsoft (and other) API's to Delphi.
- The TeeChart Mailing-List
is dedicated to Delphi/TeeChart - Programmers. For subscribing just send an e-mail
with the command subscribe in the message body.
- The Dutch Delphi Mailing-List
is dedicated to dutch-speaking Delphi-Programmers. Check the above link for more information.
- The Italian Delphi Mailing-List
is dedicated to italian-speaking Delphi-Programmers. Check the above link for more information.
- The Deutsche Programmierer-Mailingliste
is dedicated to german-speaking Programmers. Check the above link for more information [07-Aug-98]
- Deutsches Delphi-Newsletter
is dedicated to german-speaking Delphi-Programmers. Send a mail with "SUBSCRIBE DELPHI-NEWS" (without the quotes) to the above link to subscribe. [18-Aug-98]
- The Delphi Q&A Reader+Database by Marko Tietz gives you a selection of the best questions and answers.
- Search the ISAPI mailing list archives
- Database Mailing Lists here you find a the "List of (Mailing-)Lists" to the topic "Databases"
- The Halcyon List-Server is dedicated to Programmers who make use of the Halcyon database engine.
Just send a mail to aboves link with SUBSCRIBE as the only message to join.
- The Delphi-Jedi Mailing List is dedicated
to the API conversion projects of the Delphi-Jedi group. Just send an email
containing "SUBSCRIBE JEDI" (without the quotes) in the subject line to
- The Torry Website Mailing List informs you
about software and component updates on Torry's website.
Just send an email containing "subscribe allnews" (without the quotes) in the message body to subscribe.
- The Pascal Newsletter should be subscribed
by you if are interested to find a Delphi and Kylix tip in your mailbox daily! [new:10-May-01]
- Reference.COM is a good general resource - potentially for every mailing list
- The Cobb Group Tips List sends out a tip on Delphi weekly.
- Delphi On The Fly Delphi Mailing List Archive [dead?]
- Delphi Dude's Mailing List
- Slovenian Delphi Mailing list
- Delphi Advocacy Group Mailing List
issues Delphi-related discussions, ideas how to promote Delphi as most advanced development tool and more.
To subscribe, please click here.
- DecisionCube Mailing List
issues Decision Cube and similar Decision components. Please click the above link to join.
- Chami's Delphi Lists
issues 3 lists: LIST-DELPHI-DEV (for developers), LIST-DELPHI-NEWS (weekly newsletter) and
LIST-DELPHI-MISC (everything else). Please visit the link above to see guidelines,
subscription information etc.
- EuroShare Mailing List contains
discussions around the topic "how to publish your software". For subscribing, just send
an e-mail with the command "subscribe" in the subject-line.
- Anti-Warez Mailing List help yourself against illegal use of your software
- Delphi Corner UK Mailing List brings
a Delphi-related mailing list, a chatroom, message board, Delphi-Ring and other stuff.
- Delphi Programming Source Code mailing list
is intended to help fellow Delphi programmers learn and find Delphi code they want. Also you can post messages
to to help others. Please click the above link to join.
- Advanced Delphi Concepts mailing list
deals with advanced Delphi concepts, e.g. BASM, Component Writing, Graphics, etc.
Please click the above link to join.
- Delphi-Enterprise mailing list [new:04-Nov-99]
is dedicated to developing Enterprise systems using Delphi Enterprise. Advanced topics such as
object-oriented design, multi-threading, distributed objects (CORBA/COM), Internet/server-side
development and NT Services are most welcome.deals with advanced Delphi concepts, e.g. BASM,
Component Writing, Graphics, etc. Please click the above link to join.
- search other Delphi Mailing lists [upd:10-Feb-01]
..this will bring up a quite long list containing other Delphi-related mailing lists,
partially in other languages than english, too. Click the links on the opened page for details.
(if you want to check for more mailing lists, check out my "Hot Links" Page,
and click on "Internet" there, you'll find some "List of Lists" as well as some
Search Engines for Mailing Lists there.)
Online Discussion Forums
Delphi-related Newsgroups and forums
Borland's NNTP Delphi Newsgroups
Borland has set up its own news server, providing discussion areas not only for Delphi, but also their other
products like CBuilder, JBuilder and others. They are really a hot tip if you
have questions - not only since quite a lot of really experienced programmers are moving around there, also,
because 1000s of questions and answers are archived there (if you retrieve all messages available, this should
produce a highly valuable knowledge-base for you..)
You must connect your newsreader to newsgroups.borland.com
to retrieve the newsgroup list and subscribe them. If you need further information how to set up your news reader,
please visit Borland's related Info-Page.
Borland's newsgroups can also be read and searched
via the web.
TIP if you are searching for answers:
Inprise opened a newsgroup archive for searching at
The archive includes all messages posted to forums.borland.com
starting with 05/97. This should be a great and very valuable resource if you have questions
concerning Delphi (or other Borland Products).
If you have access to a news server that supplies you with these groups to access them,
use your News Reader (Netscape News, M$ Internet News or Free Agent) to connect to them.
Special forums and newsgroups
- Get help 24 hours a day for free for all kinds of Inprise products, like Delphi, C/C++, Builder and others.
Use your IRC client to connect to an EFNet IRC server) and join one of these channels:
- #Borland.on Effnet
- #delphi (also on Effnet) is also a good chat channel on IRC
- #delphi.de on IRCnet is a german Delphi-channel
- Borland Chat
In these magazines you can find hot informations concerning Delphi and
Delphi-related programming questions. Try before you buy - many of the listed
mags also provide informational and professional Online-issues:
Again: Please e-mail us if any links are out of date or if you have tips or suggestions !