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5-Minute-Snack: Determine the operating system your app is running on

Sometimes, we cannot just rely on the framework, we need to make direct calls to the operating system. Too bad, there is not a single call for every operating system. Without knowing which environment is running in, it is hard to make the right decision. Back in the day, we needed to juggle around pCHARs,

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Video: Accessing any Delphi compatible database through a REST API using SQL

I have expressed this before, but Delphi is and will hopefully always be the number one programming language for database-driven applications. The architecture that has been there since Delphi 1 is still standing strong. Of course, there has been need for change to the database drivers, due to technological advances.

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Video: Google Maps with Style

Google Maps has become a very popular means to include mapping in business applications. In Delphi, we can use components from TMS Software that facilitate the use of the Google Maps API using Delphi components. Using the Google Maps API with these components is like using any other Delphi control.

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5-Minute-Snack: Build a Web Service to access Exchange servers

Data access has always been the number one feature that distinguished Delphi from another development environments. Still, in recent years there has been some criticism that Delphi has not kept up. Since the integration of AnyDAC as FireDAC a few years ago, the situation has changed again.

FireDAC is one of the best data-access frameworks and it has become part of Delphi.

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