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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)

Building Mobile Backends

In the mobile development world, it is common to have dedicated developers and teams responsible for just building mobile frontend and backends. This time we are going to wear the backend developer hat and use Delphi to build modern scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant REST API web services with full database access. This chapter will cover the following points:

  • Why multi-tier architectures?
  • Creating mobile backends with:
    • WebBroker
    • DataSnap
    • RAD Server

The objective of this chapter is to understand different choices for backend technologies in Delphi and get practical knowledge on how to build scalable, fault-tolerant mobile backends in the cloud.