The easiest and more straightforward way to get started with XData is using the wizards.
1. Choose File > New > Other and then look for the "TMS XData" category under "Delphi Projects".
2. There you find several wizards to create a new XData Server Application:
TMS XData VCL Server: Creates a VCL application that runs an XData server using http.sys
3. Choose the wizard you want, double-click and the application will be created.
As soon as you execute your application, the server is run. The application generated uses the design-time components. Simply learn about the components to configure them. For example, you can drop a TFDConnection component and set it to the TAureliusConnection.AdaptedConnection property to associat a database connection with the XData server.
You can also create the server manually. The wizard is not mandatory and it is one way to get started quickly.