Melbourne Meeting – April 2018

Monday 16th April.

Robert Horbury-Smith introduced us to mORMot.

The Mormot (usually written as mORMot to emphasize the Object Relational Model aspect of the product) presentation will provide a brief overview of the mORMot open-source library, which has over 2400 pages of documentation.

We looked at some of the more interesting samples – particularly some that may be of interest to VCL developers, and we examined how a fairly simple ORM based server using a database can be used to host “client” interfaces over REST and HTTP for both browser based (a la JavaScript) and VCL Front Ends from an n-Tier “Server” application using JSON.

We then looked at how to implement client side table queries and One to Many joins using a Delphi based ORM Client (the same techniques are applicable to web browser based clients).

mORMot is a highly scalable, light footprint solution that deserves much more attention than it gets. With the continued drift away from desktop centric applications, this library is worth a good look.

Robert’s examples, with his notes and a ReadMe.txt explaining how to install the examples, can be downloaded from this zip file.

The meeting was held at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the Federation Square Car Park building, off Russell St Extension.

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