DataSnap videos for 2011 – what would you like to see?

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I am preparing a series of DataSnap videos for 2011 and I would love to hear from all current or future DataSnap users suggestions about what you would like to see on these videos.

During the year of 2010 we have created hundreds of materials including videos and articles, but we can always do better, therefore send your suggestion by commenting in this post.

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21 replies
  1. Brett Graffin
    Brett Graffin says:

    I just bought RadPHP last week. I am new to database connectivity over the web. I would love to see a SIMPLE video to setup a server, create a simple database/table and connect to it. If it can be done easily with DataSnap, that would be nice to see.

  2. Alan Taylor
    Alan Taylor says:

    Videos on DataSnap;
    I would like to see worked examples in C++ Builder of Connection Pooling both outbound DataBase connections and inbound Client connections.

    I would also like to see worked examples of passing a database result set to a MS MVC application via JSON.

  3. rhazell
    rhazell says:

    I would like to see more “real-world” working examples. For example an app showing how you would implement a simple application that creates an invoices (i.e. with Master/detail data) and perhaps the required module to maintain the Customer file (i.e. Add/Edit/Delete customer). You could build a Delphi, PHP, Prism, etc front ends.

    Something to replace fishfacts that demonstrates more modern patterns as an example and testiment of Delphi (family of products) real flexibility.


  4. Alister Christie
    Alister Christie says:

    I’m doing some Android development at the moment (talking to DataSnap rest server via JSON). I’ve kind of fumbled my way there through watching some of the CodeRage 5 videos, but would like to see some of this stuff in much more detail.

  5. Mohammed Nasman
    Mohammed Nasman says:

    I agree with rhazell.

    Most of tutorial of Datasnap talks about how to implement one feature, but there’s no full real world application that you can take it as learning project that show the real benefit of Datasnap over normal client/server applications and contain master/details, reports and so on.

    beside developing multiple clients like web application, Mobile device and so on.

  6. Robert Horbury-Smith
    Robert Horbury-Smith says:

    It would be nice to see a list of Use Cases that cover Datasnap functionality.

    A lot of the stuff that’s in there isn’t exactly obvious 🙂

    Merry Xmas Andreano

  7. Tom Birch
    Tom Birch says:

    “real-world” examples showing true
    multi tier application from db to server model with business rules to client which enforces the business rules. Microsoft has the Enterprise Library. We have fish facts.

    vote for rhazell.

    I would like to see how fast it truly can be done to implement one business case in delphi with design patterns and best practices for a mutli tier solution.

  8. Gerhard Stoltz
    Gerhard Stoltz says:

    All my projects are for governments in C++.

    Security is so important that until now, I still can use only COM as they do not approve the DataSnap server methods.

    I would like to see a reliable presentation I can show my customers on this new security aspect.

    Happy festive season and new year!

  9. Roland Kossow
    Roland Kossow says:

    I would like to see a best practice video on failover with just a single appserver using briefcasing of Clientdatasets.
    Especcially the best way to handle unplanned disconnects of the appserver socket.

    Merry Xmas.


  10. fabriziodc
    fabriziodc says:


    I’m trying to convert my old win32 application into something that can be web ( or php) or cross-platform with All DataSnap via a server.
    I need to see how to connect php and and an a application to DataSnap with a simple example of master and detail grids.

    thank you very much

  11. Kurt Dehnel
    Kurt Dehnel says:

    Hi Andreano,

    I have searched as best as I can but so far I do not see how to interface an iPhone app to a datasnap remote data module using MonoTouch. I do not see how to use System.Data. Could one use RESTSharp or ServiceStack.NET Third Party Libraries to get data to the iPhone App from datasnap then convert that data into System.Data SQLite database on iPhone then synchronize data back and forth? I am well-versed using datasnap on Win 32, but I am intermediate with Databases in .Net and I have never used Monotouch. I would love to develop a iPhone app that can interact with my win32 datasnap servers. Perhaps show a demonstration of this?


  12. bipeeshbaskar
    bipeeshbaskar says:

    I would like to see the video for transferring a blob data from datasnap server to client and vica versa.Also saving it in database

  13. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Can you create a delphi xe2 datasnap rest server that performs CRUD on a interbase table with columns

    with a ext js 4 client


  14. Joe
    Joe says:

    Hi, I’d like to see a more detailed demo with channels and callbacks. Especially to show what methods are executed at the server when clients send a message to a channel or specific client. Also what methods are used at the server to send broadcasts or individual notifications. There is a video on embarcadero that shows the clients side … But not the server. Maybe I’ll discover it all when I start reading the docs and start coding.


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