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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: Adding user-interaction with drill-down/detail content from a database to a Google Chart web application (3/3)

The video series has taught us how to build a custom web service to deliver data to the web application showing a Google Chart. Displaying information is wonderful, but the chart shows only aggregated values. Any user of the application will have the desire to drill down into the data and not just see the sums and averages.

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Video: Developing a web application with Google Charts (2/3)

After having created the service to retrieve the statistical information from the database and prepare it for our web application, we can develop the web application.

We will, of course,  use TMS Web Core to develop the web application quickly and efficently. As we use a web service that is created with XData we can rely on the XData controls that are offered for TMS Web Core to develop using the RAD principle.

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