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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)

Summary

In this chapter, we reviewed different basic and more advanced elements of the Object Pascal language used in Delphi. There are many tutorials and language primers that cover each and every element of the language in detail.

In the first part, we reviewed the structure of a typical Delphi application from the perspective of the Memory Game app that we are going to build in the next chapters. The second part of the chapter covered selected elements of the Object Pascal language, such as type helpers, generics, anonymous code, and more, which are needed to better understand the code that comes with the Delphi installation and which you need to use very frequently, such as generic lists of objects.

In the next chapter, we are going to build on our language knowledge and review the functionality of some key classes for doing some common things that every programmer must know...