Finally I have Innova Object DCUs for all platforms. I have been able to test on Android and the iOS Simulator. DCUs for other iOS platforms are provided but as yet are not tested. These are available for both Berlin and Seattle versions.
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Delphi as a product provides easy integration with various relational databases for storing your data but there are other alternatives.
Innova Solutions generally chooses not to use a standard relational database but persists business objects in an “Object” database implementation.
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Integers Stored in a components “Objects” field and the use of Dynamic Records, ClassReferences and Pointers enables developers to extend components beyond the “Data Aware” mindset of basic Delphi. These original building blocks of the Pascal Language became to be considered “Unsafe” tricks and porting such code to the latest “NextGen” compiler environment becomes problematic.
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The Delphi NextGen compiler does not support AnsiString. Much of Innova Solutions library and Object Database code planned for porting to mobile devices makes heavy use of the very flexible AnsiString implementation of a string consisting of simple (8bit) bytes. An AnsiString implementation was critical to any attempt to port the code.
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Delphi for Mobiles comes with a new compiler. To port existing code confidently to that platform it is good if you can just rerun your original unit tests. This has been achieved by converting the single DUnit form from VCL to FireMonkey
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I was excited when Delphi introduced FireMonkey and added the ability to cross compile and debug on Win64, Mac OS and mobile platforms. I saw it as an opportunity to leverage massive libraries into new environments. The foremost technology was my Object Database which was standard Delphi but originally used some Windows APIs for communications. Changing the communications to Indy was put on the TODO list and I purchased a Mac to get a Mac OS platform.
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