Delphi is a fantastic tool for building applications that talk to databases and in this course we look at the controls in the VCL that you need to know to be able to build powerful data-aware apps for Windows. We will continue to build on what we learnt from our previous courses on the VCL and familiarize ourselves with the data-aware versions of these controls. We will look at how we can use the VCL to connect to a data source and be able to Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) data with minimal code.
I have been programming in Delphi since 1999, primarily building and maintaining applications for the real estate, banking and legal industries here in New Zealand, in these roles I have also used other technologies such a C#, Ruby on Rails, Android/Java, but Delphi is my favorite environment. I have presented at numerous online CodeRage conferences, these conferences last for an entire week with thousands of participants (the replays for all of my presentations are available on YouTube), and I was an international guest speaker at ADUG in 2013 and 2016. Most of my videos also appear on YouTube, for which I have well over a million views, and thousands of subscribers.
In 2012 Embarcadero invited me to join a select group of Delphi experts from around the world to form the Embarcadero MVP program, to which fewer than 100 people worldwide have been admitted (I'm the only one from New Zealand).
I also play guitar, invest in real estate, regularly work out at the gym, and of course make training videos on using Delphi