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Delphi Cookbook, - Third Edition

By : Daniele Spinetti, Daniele Teti
Book Image

Delphi Cookbook, - Third Edition

By: Daniele Spinetti, Daniele Teti

Overview of this book

Delphi is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) that supports rapid application development on different platforms, saving you the pain of wandering amid GUI widget details or having to tackle inter-platform incompatibilities. Delphi Cookbook begins with the basics of Delphi and gets you acquainted with JSON format strings, XSLT transformations, Unicode encodings, and various types of streams. You’ll then move on to more advanced topics such as developing higher-order functions and using enumerators and run-time type information (RTTI). As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll understand Delphi RTL functions, use FireMonkey in a VCL application, and cover topics such as multithreading, using aparallel programming library and deploying Delphi on a server. You’ll take a look at the new feature of WebBroker Apache modules, join the mobile revolution with FireMonkey, and learn to build data-driven mobile user interfaces using the FireDAC database access framework. This book will also show you how to integrate your apps with Internet of Things (IoT). By the end of the book, you will have become proficient in Delphi by exploring its different aspects such as building cross-platforms and mobile applications, designing server-side programs, and integrating these programs with IoT.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Introduction

In this chapter, we'll look at how to develop Linux applications using Delphi. Delphi, from Version 10.2 Tokyo, officially allows you to develop applications for the Linux platform. Using your own Delphi instance from a Windows machine, you can create a 64-bit Linux application and deploy it to the Linux machine. However, initial support does not allow you to create visual applications. To be clear, it is not possible to create VCL or FireMonkey applications—officially, there is no support, but there are frameworks that allow you to do so. Here is a list of the types of applications that are available for the Linux platform:

  • Console application
  • EMS package (RAD Server)
  • DataSnap
  • DataSnap WebBroker
  • WebBroker
  • Dynamic-link libraries
  • DUnitX project

Looking at the types of apps available, the recipes in this chapter are focused on console applications and...