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Save or return database query results as JSON

JSON has become the common format to store structured information in text files. Further, web services tend to return JSON these days. XML seems to have lost the battle as it generates too much meta-information nobody needs. In addition, developers hardly need the validation of XML documents which is not possible to implement using JSON.

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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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German CodeRage this week

I just finished recording my two sessions for CodeRage Germany:

Example for a multi-platform Delphi component

  • Cached Updates with FireDAC

Both sessions are in German and I can honestly say that the virtual concept of conferences might never grow on me.

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5-Minute-Snack: Using a Custom Delphi Component with FmxLinux

A couple of months ago, I described the Pexels component in detail. The component allows integration of pictures from Pexels.com into your Delphi application accessing the REST API provided.

Furthermore, I described the necessary steps using inheritance and abstraction that are necessary to develop the component for two frameworks: VCL and FireMonkey.

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