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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)

Staying on top of everything

Ideas about how you should structure your software architectures are changing at a faster pace than ever. Clearly the technology is becoming more complex, and there are plenty of things to look at. From the perspective of the mobile developer, there are mobile platforms themselves, with new capabilities added with every new operating system version, there is the exploding world of IoT with new standards popping up, and also the quickly changing world of backend services that are no longer just about accessing a relational database through a server code, but myriads of cloud services you can integrate with.

Apps everywhere

Mobile platforms keep evolving. With every new version of Android and iOS...