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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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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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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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Video: Creating a database-driven, interactive Google Maps web application with Delphi Rio

Part 2 of the School Data Video Series shows you how to write a web application that offers an interactive Google Map with data that is taken from a database. In order to access the database it uses the REST web service that was built in part 1.

The video shows by giving easy to follow step-by-step instructions:

  • Getting to know the data in the database
  • Build REST queries in the web browser
  • Implement a TMS Web Core application
    • Access the REST web service
    • Request data
    • Add markers to the Google Map component
    • Use a special,

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