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The Definitive Guide to SQLite, Second Edition by Mike Owens, Grant Allen

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Introducing SQLite

SQLite is an open source, embedded relational database. Originally released in 2000, it is designed to provide a convenient way for applications to manage data without the overhead that often comes with dedicated relational database management systems. SQLite has a well-deserved reputation for being highly portable, easy to use, compact, efficient, and reliable.

An Embedded Database

SQLite is an embedded database. Rather than running independently as a stand-alone process, it symbiotically coexists inside the application it serves—within its process space. Its code is intertwined, or embedded, as part of the ...

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