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Expert Delphi - Second Edition

By : Marco Cantù, Paweł Głowacki
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Expert Delphi - Second Edition

By: Marco Cantù, Paweł Głowacki

Overview of this book

Master Delphi, the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and versatile component library for cross-platform native app development, by harnessing its capabilities for building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. Expert Delphi begins with a quick overview of Delphi, helping you get acquainted with the IDE and the Object Pascal language. The book then quickly progresses to more advanced concepts, followed by the architecture of applications and the FireMonkey library, guiding you through building server-side services, parallel programming, and database access. Toward the end, you’ll learn how to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them effectively. By the end of this book, you’ll be adept at building powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS—all from a single code base.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Part 1: Building Blocks
Part 2: Going Mobile
Part 3: From Data to Services

Part 1: Building Blocks

You’ve just installed Delphi and have its main window in front of you, how do you start building the next successful mobile app? We will get to it but before we get deeper into the main topic of this book, it’s important to focus on some of the foundations and building blocks of Delphi development.

In particular, we are going to take you on a tour of the IDE, explore Delphi’s Object Pascal programming language, and look into some core elements of the RunTime Library (RTL) focusing on ways to manage files using different formats and on multi-threading.

We’ll do this by building a small and focused example. Something that will help you get started on the main goal of the book to help you become an expert Delphi mobile developer.

This part has the following chapters: