Delphi High Performance: Master the art of concurrency, parallel programming, and memory management to build fast Delphi apps, 2nd Edition 2nd ed. Edition
by Primoz Gabrijelcic(Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社: Packt Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (June 30)
Language 语言: English
pages 页数: 452 pages
ISBN-10 书号: 1805125877
ISBN-13 书号: 9781805125877
Discover algorithm performance, high- and low-level optimizations, and the internal behavior of programs written in the Delphi language
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Discover external programming libraries that will speed up your programming and code
Learn to integrate external libraries into Delphi programs
Build fast Delphi applications using concurrency, parallel programming, and memory management
Performance matters! Users hate to use programs that are not responsive to interactions or run too slow to be useful. While becoming a programmer is simple enough, you require dedication and hard work to achieve an advanced level of programming proficiency where you know how to write fast code.
This book begins by helping you explore algorithms and algorithmic complexity and continues by describing tools that can help you find slow parts of your code. Subsequent chapters will provide you with practical ideas about optimizing code by doing less work or doing it in a smarter way. The book also teaches you how to use optimized data structures from the Spring4D library, along with exploring data structures that are not part of the standard Delphi runtime library.
The second part of the book talks about parallel programming. You'll learn about the problems that only occur in multithreaded code and explore various approaches to fixing them effectively. The concluding chapters provide instructions on writing parallel code in different ways – by using basic threading support or focusing on advanced concepts such as tasks and parallel patterns.
By the end of this book, you'll have learned to look at your programs from a totally different perspective and will be equipped to effortlessly make your code faster than it is now.
What you will learn
Get to grips with algorithmic complexity and learn how to recognize it
Use tools to determine program runtime behavior
Speed up programs by doing less instead of more
Discover the internal workings of Delphi data structures
Gain an understanding of Delphi's memory manager
Find out how to write low-level parallel programs with TThread
Use parallel patterns from the PPL and OTL libraries to write fast code
Include external code, written in C or C++, in Delphi programs
Who this book is for
This book is for all Delphi programmers. Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished programmer, you will find something interesting. Even though the focus is on the latest Delphi release, the code uses only standard Delphi syntax without syntactic additions from the latest releases, and most of it should compile and run in any Delphi from XE7 onward. If you're using an older version of Delphi, don't despair! Most of the concepts in this book do not depend on a specific Delphi version and will be useful for everyone.
Table of contents
2.Profiling the Code
3.Fixing the Algorithm
5.Fine-Tuning the Code
7.Getting Started with the Parallel World
8.Working with Parallel Tools
9.Exploring Parallel Practices
10.More Parallel Patterns
11.Using External Libraries