Chapter 11. The SQLite Database
The release of AIR includes an embedded version of the SQLite database, which in my opinion is the most important feature of AIR. Many of the developers moving to AIR will come from a traditional web development background and will be accustomed to interacting with a database using SQL. The inclusion of SQLite in AIR will allow these developers to use their current SQL skills while interacting with a local offline database specific to their AIR application.