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Delphi High Performance

By : Primož Gabrijelčič
Book Image

Delphi High Performance

By: Primož Gabrijelčič

Overview of this book

Delphi is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports rapid application development for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Google Android, iOS, and now Linux with RAD Studio 10.2. This book will be your guide to build efficient high performance applications with Delphi. The book begins by explaining how to find performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to fix them. It will teach you how to improve your algorithms before taking you through parallel programming. You’ll then explore various tools to build highly concurrent applications. After that, you’ll delve into improving the performance of your code and master cross-platform RTL improvements. Finally, we’ll go through memory management with Delphi and you’ll see how to leverage several external libraries to write better performing programs. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge to create high performance applications with Delphi.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


In this chapter, I touched on two very different topics. First, I looked at responsive user interfaces and how to make them faster and then I continued with the concept of caching. That topic was introduced with a simple example, followed by a fully featured cache implementation that you can use in your programs.

At the end, I returned to the example SlowCode program from Chapter 1, About Performance. First, I used some detective work to find out what it really does, which allowed me to improve it a lot. The code now processes a million numbers in mere milliseconds and not minutes as the original program did.

In the next chapter, I'll focus on optimizing the code on a smaller level. We will look at various Delphi language and RTL elements and you'll learn which parts of the language and system libraries can behave slower than one would expect and what you can do to improve that.