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[Newbie] My First Time in Lazarus
« on: July 28, 2018, 02:19:48 am »
Hello Folks, I'm Bon from the Philippines and new to Lazarus. I am a Freelance Software Developer in my Country and I'm very interested in learning a Programming Language that is Open Source. Currently I'm using Visual Studio 2013 as dev tools and C# as my current programming language in Making my Point-of-Sale System and Inventory System in compliance with the Government Internal Revenue Laws. Now I am planning to shift my dev tools to open source such as Lazarus because Microsoft is really really expensive for me to upgrade the current  IDE to the latest IDE for Security and Stability Purposes.

Hope you can enlighten me or pinpoint me any Lazarus Related Tutorials and Documents for me to learn/discover and its Programming Language since I'm new to this vast community.

Thank You.  :)


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Re: [Newbie] My First Time in Lazarus
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 02:58:29 am »
Hello bonjovax,
Welcome to the forum.

Lazarus should be your good choice to build POS/Inventory System, not because it is free but because it can cross compile to many platforms and it supports many different databases.

Lazarus / Free Pascal supported databases:

Doing cross compilation is not as simple as clicking a button, you have to do some preparation first:

And these are my recommended tutorials for newbies:

First time using Lazarus? Read here:

List of tutorials with wide range of topics (graphics, database, printer, web, etc):

(Free) Pascal reference guide:

If you're looking for step-by-step Pascal tutorials, try these:

Lazarus IDE tricks:

Some cool Pascal tricks:

Pascal video tutorials:

Using examples that bundled with Lazarus installation:
Lazarus main menu > Tools > Example Projects > on the Project filter box, type the keyword for example: "sql"
Don't run it directly from there but save them first to a new location.
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