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Database Systems by Shripad V. Godbole, Elvis C. Foster

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CHAPTER 20

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Overview of Delphi

This chapter looks at the second front-end system that we will consider — Delphi. The chapter provides an overview of the product under the following subheadings:

  • Introduction
  • Main Components of the Delphi Suite
  • Shortcomings of Delphi
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

20.1 Introduction

Delphi is an object-oriented RAD tool, which allows the software engineer to develop applications for Windows platforms. Delphi also provides a simple cross-platform solution when used in conjunction with Kylix, the equivalent RAD tool for the Linux platform. Kylix understands most of the code developed under a Delphi environment, making ...

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