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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)

Taking a photo and location and sending it to a server continuously

In this recipe, we will talk about many things. We will see how to continuously get an image from the camera, how to get location information, and how to send binary data to a web server. Then, moving on to the server side, we will see how to read binary data from the client and how to generate content on the fly. All of these things will be used to implement a simple monitoring system.

Getting ready

This recipe is divided into client and server sides. The client side is a mobile app acting as a special camera that's able to get image and location data and then send it to a remote server. There is also a live preview on the main form so that you can see...