There's a lot of old Delphi books available inexpensively. As a self-taught (advanced) beginner, it is difficult for me to know which ideas are still relevant and up-to-date, and which have become outdated. I'm hoping for a little guidance. For example, would it be outmoded to learn about databases powered by BDE? Is COM no longer a commonly used model? (note: I may be off in how I'm using these terms ... I don't know much about them.)
Thanks for your thoughts!