I am looking for a good book to learn Delphi. I am not a programmer by trade. I have programmed in QuickBasic a little and also Visual Basic a very little. I am looking for something that will get me up to speed on the RAD quickly and also using .dcu files. I am a Network Administrator and need to write quick small utilities to help manage a Novell and NT network. I have Delphi programming for Dummies and SAMS Teach yourself Delphi 3 in 14 days. It is a start but I am finding it less then stellar. I am using Teach yourself VB in 21 days and finding that very good and looking for something similar to that. Something that will start out with create a form, put an object on, write some code .. voila you have a program ... and then go from there.
This may sound a little kindergarten but for what I am doing should work find at least to get me started.
Even though this is a fairly easy question I am desparate for a good book and so am going to give more points for it to encourage answers. (yes that is spelled bribery)
I do not want to be a VB low rent district poor programming trailer trash type but prefer to use a real programming language.