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Expert Delphi

By : Paweł Głowacki
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Expert Delphi

By: Paweł Głowacki

Overview of this book

Delphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for cross-platform native app development. It enables building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you want to build server-side applications, create web services, and have clear GUIs for your project, then this book is for you. The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language and will then quickly move on to advanced-level concepts. Through this book, we’ll help you understand the architecture of applications and will teach you the important concepts of the FireMonkey library, show you how to build server-side services, and enable you to interact with the Internet of Things. Towards the end, you will learn to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them. By the end of the book, you will be able to build powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS and Android with a single code base.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Integrating with Web Services

No mobile app is a lonely island. You can create standalone mobile apps with Delphi, but most of the time developers want to integrate with backend services to provide access to data and add the whole social dimension to the mobile user experience. In this chapter, we are going to have a tour of different technologies available in Delphi to integrate with mobile backends running in the cloud, including the HTTP native client library, accessing REST APIs, and using the Cloud API framework for integrating with cloud web services available in Amazon and Azure clouds.

This chapter will cover the following points:

  • HTTP native client library
  • SOAP clients
  • REST clients
  • BaaS clients
  • Cloud API

The objective of this chapter is to learn how to build mobile HTTP clients and connect to web services and data in the cloud.