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Delphi Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Daniele Teti
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Delphi Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Daniele Teti

Overview of this book

Delphi is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports rapid application development for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Google Android, and Apple iOS. It helps you to concentrate on the real business and save yourself the pain of wandering amid GUI widget details, or having to tackle inter-platform incompatibilities. It also has a wide range of drag-and-drop controls, helping you code your business logic into your business model, and it compiles natively for desktop and mobile platforms. This book will teach you how to design and develop applications, deploy them on the cloud platform, and distribute them within an organization via Google Play and other similar platforms. You will begin with the basics of Delphi and get acquainted with JSON format strings, XSLT transformations, unicode encodings and various types of streams. We then move on to more advanced topics such as developing higher-order functions and using enumerators and RTTI. You will get an understanding of how Delphi RTL functions and how to use FireMonkey in a VCL application. We will then cover topics such as multithreading, using the parallel programming library and putting Delphi on a server. We will also take a look at the new feature of WebBroker Apache modules and then ride the mobile revolution with FireMonkey. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop and deploy cross-platform applications using Delphi .
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Delphi Cookbook Second Edition
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Developing web client JavaScript applications with WebBroker on the server


Many Delphi developers think that if you need to develop a web solution you have to look for something different to Delphi. So they give up years of Delphi knowledge and start to create a web solution with another technology. Although there are cases where Delphi is not the best choice (for instance, if you are developing a classic website with server-side dynamic generated pages), in most scenarios, Delphi can behave even better than many of the web-only technologies available today. What you need is a good framework to work with. In this recipe, we'll see the WebBroker technology, available since Delphi 4, and will consume it from a JavaScript application. Let's start!

Getting ready

This recipe uses two external open source projects:

  • DelphiMVCFramework:

    • A powerful Delphi framework to develop RESTful web services

    • Project website: https://github.com/danieleteti/delphimvcframework

    • Written by Daniele Teti (me) and a lot...