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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR by Nathan Weber, Tom Kaczanko, Peter Dilillo, Mike Nimer, Michael Labriola, Steve Zimmers, Andriy Kupriyenko, Jeff Tapper, Louie Penaflor

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Chapter 5. Reading and Writing to a SQLite Database

Another compelling feature of AIR is local embedded database support provided by SQLite. Using this support, developers can persist data locally on the end user’s machine, allowing functionality far beyond what is possible for applications running in a web browser environment.

A few common uses for this local database support include caching application data that would normally be downloaded on application startup, creating occasionally connected clients that exchange data with the server only when Internet access is available, or creating an application that is intended to run entirely locally, without a server for storage.

This chapter assumes familiarity with SQL (Structured Query Language) ...

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