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Fearless Cross-Platform Development with Delphi

By : David Cornelius
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Fearless Cross-Platform Development with Delphi

By: David Cornelius

Overview of this book

Delphi is a strongly typed, event-driven programming language with a rich ecosystem of frameworks and support tools. It comes with an extensive set of web and database libraries for rapid application development on desktop, mobile, and internet-enabled devices. This book will help you keep up with the latest IDE features and provide a sound foundation of project management and recent language enhancements to take your productivity to the next level. You’ll discover how simple it is to support popular mobile device features such as sensors, cameras, and GPS. The book will help you feel comfortable working with FireMonkey and styles and incorporating 3D user interfaces in new ways. As you advance, you’ll be able to build cross-platform solutions that not only look native but also take advantage of a wide array of device capabilities. You’ll also learn how to use embedded databases, such as SQLite and InterBase ToGo, synchronizing them with your own custom backend servers or modules using the powerful RAD Server engine. The book concludes by sharing tips for testing and deploying your end-to-end application suite for a smooth user experience. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to deliver modern enterprise applications using Delphi confidently.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Programming Power
Section 2: Cross-Platform Power
Section 3: Mobile Power
Section 4: Server Power

Section 1: Programming Power

This section introduces Delphi as a powerful programming tool for fully embracing cross-platform development, explains why it's so much more than just a legacy Windows compiler, and helps get you up to speed with the latest IDE and language enhancements that accelerate development and decrease the time to market. This foundational knowledge sets the stage for the rest of the book, helping you to navigate the IDE, write efficient code, drop to the command line if you need, and become familiar with new programming constructs.

This section comprises the following chapters: