Expert Delphi by Paweł Głowacki
After reading the latest book from Author Pawel Glowacki the feeling of fresh FireMonkey Delphi material left an excellent karma. It should be part of anyone’s Delphi Library since it has great reference material. The book was written by Pawel Glowacki whom is Embarcadero’s European Technical Lead for Developer Tools.
The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language. It quickly moves into advanced concepts dealing with FireMonkey. You should be able to build server-side services, create new Internet of Things (IOT) and integrate your applet with web services to deploy them to market.
As always the pricing from PackT is on the mark. The writing is very clear at 506 pages and does come with the eBook Format for those wanting that instead of print.
Pawel touches FireDAC which is the database component to gain access to various databases. DataSnap as well as Rad Server which allows your software to request data from a secured environment. Finally the pieces alone on FireMonkey are well worth the price. It takes you from installing, preparing and developing a smart phone applet. There is a section on deployment to the various platforms.
FireMonkey is RAD
Working with Delphi VCL and FireMonkey provide any software developer to quickly build a solution for either clients or market. The Delphi library on the FireMonkey side is growing and with the ability of building Linux server command line applications it is opening new doors.
You can visit the Embarcadro web site for additional information pertaining to either the C++ or Delphi or Rad Studio which includes both compilers. The other thing to know that you will need the enterprise addition to create Linux applications as well as DataSnap.
You can visit the Packt web site to check the table of contents but Baron Software highly recommends to purchase a copy.