RAD Server Technical Guide

RAD Server Technical Guide

15/09/2023

David I.

RESTful architectures are a key driving force behind modern API first application design. This book focuses on the RAD Server framework included with RAD Studio (Delphi/C++Builder) for developing such platforms.

RAD Server is a full backend MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform) that enables Desktop, Mobile and Web frontend development in any language, and this book is designed as a definitive guide for developers.

The benefit of a MEAP is that you have a pre-built cloud or on-prem server with many core capabilities (such as push notifications, user tracking and analytics) that you can plug into rapidly to deliver remote database and functional access.

This guide to Embarcadero RAD Server, originally authored by David I (2019), is in its second edition, revised by Antonio Zapater (2023), which includes many additional features added based on market demand since RAD Servers Launch. The second edition is also supported by a comprehensive video series supporting each chapter, along with source code examples on GitHub.  

The Complete Guide to RAD Server

The Complete Guide to RAD Server

07/05/2019

David I.

While Embarcadero keeps adding features to RAD Server (more to come soon) we have made some additional effort to help developers better understand how to use RAD Server for hosting REST APIs and building a modern web service architecture.

We have asked David I to help and he delivered for us an in-depth 200 pages e-book covering RAD Server development and deployment. It is available for free to customers of the Enterprise and Architect editions of Delphi and C++Builder, or RAD Studio.