介绍了最新版delphi 10.1 berlin的一些最新的技术比如跨平台开发，firemonkey等等，是近年来不可多得的一本delphi类的新书。 What this book covers
Chapter 1, Delphi Basics, talks about a set of general approaches that should not
be ignored by any Delphi programmer. Some topics are simple and immediate
and some are not, but all of them should be well understood. By the end of this
chapter, the reader is able to use some of the fundamental Delphi techniques
related to RTL, VCL, and OS integration.
Chapter 2, Becoming a Delphi Language Ninja, focuses on the Object Pascal
language. The programming language is the way you talk to the machine, so you
must be fluent and know all the possibilities offered. This chapter talks about
higher-order functions, practical utilization of the extended RTTI, regular
expressions, and other things useful to augment the power of your code and to
lower the amount of time spent on debugging.
Chapter 3, Knowing Your Friends – The Delphi RTL, focuses on the Delphi's RTL.
There isn't a detailed description of all the Delphi's RTLs (you would need 10
books like this one, which would be particularly boring, I guess), but you can
find some recipes that explain some of the most important RTL features and
some less known but really useful classes. You'll learn how to use regular
expressions, the most popular encoding format used by HTTP base applications,
and how to use the built-in data de/compression-related classes.
Chapter 4, Going Cross-Platform with FireMonkey, is dedicated to the
FireMonkey framework in general. What you will learn from this chapter can be
used in many of the platforms that FireMonkey supports. Moreover, you will
learn about non-trivial LiveBindings utilizations.
Chapter 5, The Thousand Faces of Multithreading, talks about thread
synchronization and the mechanisms used to obtain this synchronization, such as
TMonitor, thread-safe queues, and TEvent. It is also one of the most complex
chapters. By the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to create and
communicate with background threads, leaving your main thread free to update
your GUI (or to communicate with the OS).
Chapter 6, Putting Delphi on the Server, focuses on how well Delphi can behave
when running on a server. Some people think that Delphi is a client-only tool,
but that's not true. In this chapter, we'll show you how to create powerful servers
brings the database data into the user browser. The techniques explained in this
chapter open a range of possibilities, especially in the mobile and web area.
Chapter 7, Linux Development, is dedicated to development with Delphi on
the most commonly-used operating system for server environments—
Linux. This chapter covers several key points about Linux development: from
the foundation, such as handling signals, forking, and daemonizing processes to
Chapter 8, Riding the Mobile Revolution with FireMonkey, explores the mobile
development with Delphi and FireMonkey. If you are interested in mobile
development, I think that will be your favorite chapter! Mobile is everywhere,
and this chapter will explain how to write software for your Android or iOS
device, what are the best practices to use, how to save your data on the mobile,
how to retrieve and update remote data, and how to integrate with the mobile
Chapter 9, Using Specific Platform Features, shows you how to integrate your app
with the underlying mobile operating systems beyond what FireMonkey offers.
You will learn how to import Java and Objective C libraries in your app and how
to use the SDK classes from your Object Pascal code.
Chapter 10, Delphi and IoT, talks about how the two most popular boards on the
market—Arduino and Raspberry Pi—can interact with Delphi. You will learn
how a Delphi application can control them, how can you control the components
associated with them and recover data that they hold. The approach and
techniques explained in this chapter open Delphi to IoT.