[fpc-pascal] [Lazarus] Google APIs

silvioprog silvioprog at gmail.com
Tue May 12 01:02:52 CEST 2015


On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>
wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Some of you may have noticed that a package 'Google APis' has been added
> to FPC in subversion.
> These contain the Google APIs as generated from the Google Discovery
> Service (~70 APIS).
>
> I am of the opinion that such Web APIs have meanwhile the same importance
> as the native APIS that make up the desktop; the world is increasingly
> connected to Internet, and Google, MS Office365 apis (and many others) will
> become more and more part of the toolset of a programmer.
>
> Object Pascal Programmers should not be left behind.
>
> Mattias Gaertner kindly gave permission to add a package to the
> 'components' directory of  Lazarus.
> It will register the Google API components on the component palette (it
> uses the images provided by Google itself)
>
> Many of the APIS will probably not be used by most programmers, but some
> of the core APIs will be useful for a lot of people:
>
> Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Tasks, Google Mail, Blogger, Youtube
> etc.
>
> There are already 4 example programs in the package directory, I will add
> more as time permits
> (Google Mail and Translate are definitely on my list).
>
> Note: you will need to create OAuth client ID and secret keys to make them
> work.
>
> The components as committed to Lazarus SVN will compile out of the box
> with FPC 3.1.
>
> The components can also be compiled with FPC 2.6.4 (in fact they were
> developed with FPC 2.6.4)
> but then some extra files must be copied from the FPC 3.1 repository to
> the components dir in lazarus.
> (I will commit instructions for this later on)
>
> One of the design goals was to be able to use the various TCP/IP
> implementations for FPC;
> FPC 2.6.4 will only work with Synapse, but since 3.1 contains support for
> the HTTPS protocol, TFPHTTPClient can be used in 3.1.
>
> Some of the components have been used in some private projects, so they
> work, but I would welcome experiences,
> suggestions for improvement, comments.
>
> One thing which I still plan to do is to adapt the code generator so it
> also creates fpdoc documentation.
> (the code generator is committed to SVN)
>
> If I broke something in the lazarus SVN or forgot a file (always an option
> ;) ) please let me know and I will fix it ASAP. But if you don't install
> the package, there should be no side effects to the commit.
>
> For those of you that read Blaise Pascal magazine: the Google APIs will be
> featured in the next issue
> (issue 41 for the English version).
>
> As usual, comments, suggestions and contributions welcome.
>
> Michael.
>
> PS. The REST API for MS Office365 is next.


I use Google Drive, and probably I'll use the googledrive unit to manage my
online files via Pascal.

It is a very nice contribuition to FPC community, thanks a lot buddy! (y)

-- 
Silvio Cl├ęcio
My public projects - github.com/silvioprog
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