"Books. I like 'em."
-- bumper sticker
Contrary to the title, these are not books on the art of procrastination. I've just been dragging my feet making a post about new Delphi books.
Delphi is a cross-platform programming language and software development kit that supports rapid application development for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Android, and iOS.
With the help of seven practical projects, this book will guide you through the best practices, Delphi Run-Time Library (RTL) resources, and design patterns. Whether you use the Visual Component Library (VCL) or FireMonkey (FMX) framework, these design patterns will be implemented in the same way in Delphi, using Object Pascal. In the first few chapters, you will explore advanced features that will help you build rich applications using the same code base for both mobile and desktop projects. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to implement microservice architecture in Delphi. As you get familiar with the various aspects of Delphi, you will no longer need to maintain source code for similar projects, program business rules on screens, or fill your forms with data access components.
By the end of this book, you will have gained an understanding of the principles of clean code and become proficient in building robust and scalable applications in Delphi.
Article: Introduction to Building Your First RAD Server Service
Today's computing landscape is no longer confined to a desktop, device, server, or data center. Applications are being moved from the desktop to multiple devices, network edge connections, and to on-premises, public and hybrid cloud services. With RAD Server and RAD Studio, you can build solutions that cover a wide spectrum of your company's (and customer’s) computing needs and business requirements.
This e-book will show you how to quickly design, build, debug, and deploy services-based multi-tier applications using RAD Server’s REST-based API hosting engine, components and technologies that are available in RAD Studio Enterprise and Architect editions.
DelphiMVCFramework is a solid and proven framework to build websolutions. If you ever think to build a distributed system, DelphiMVCFramework is one of the best choice you could do.
This is part 1 of a series that will show you how to write an interactive interpreter in Object Pascal. Part 1 of the series will cover introductory material including a description of the language we’ll create, a full lexical analyzer for the language, how to use DUnitX for unit testing, and an introduction to the essential concepts in syntax analysis, recursive descent, grammar, and EBNF. Along the way, we’ll create a simple REPL, give a detailed discussion of how to parse expressions and build a simple interactive calculator to illustrate the theory. The book provides fully working code and explains in plain English how the code works and why certain decisions were made, including alternative designs. The book makes liberal use of code throughout the book chapters. Everything is done without the help of third-party tools such as Yacc, ANTLR or Flex. All you need is a standard installation of Free Pascal or Embarcaderos’s Delphi (including the free community edition).
The text is geared to hobbyists and midlevel developers who need an accessible introduction to lexical analysis and parsing. It’s also for students starting out in compiler and interpreter design and need something more digestible.
All source code is open source under Apache 2.0 and available from Github.
Released in 2013, this isn't necessarily a new book, but I just stumbled across it myself and it can't hurt to show our Free Pascal cousins some love, right?
A good integrated development environment can be the key to creating and delivering software on time and budget. Having a programming language and a development environment that runs on multiple platforms greatly eases and lessens the time taken on creating cross-platform applications. An IDE that is compatible with a legacy code base allows developers to leverage existing libraries in future applications.
Getting Started with Lazarus is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear step-by-step exercises, which will help you take advantage of the power of the Lazarus IDE and Free Pascal to develop software that can be created for cross-platform use.
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