Let's Get Technical – Let's start with a little history lesson. When Delphi first shipped it had one data access framework, the Borland Database Engine (BDE). While the BDE was a breakthrough product in its early years, providing a fast, independent, and easy-to-use data access layer, it was cumbersome to install, used a lot of network bandwidth, and had limited support for remote database servers. Over time, it became increasingly obsolete.The need for a new data access mechanism for Delphi became even more apparent during the development of Kylix, a Delphi-based compiler and IDE (integrated development ...
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