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Press Release: August 19, 2010

Using SQLite--New from O'Reilly

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Sebastopol, CA—Application developers, take note: databases aren't just for the IS group any more. You can build database-backed applications for the desktop, Web, embedded systems, or operating systems without linking to heavy-duty client-server databases such as Oracle and MySQL. Using SQLite (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD) shows you how to use SQLite, a small and lightweight relational database engine that you can build directly into your application.

With SQLite, you'll discover how to develop a database-backed application that remains manageable in size and complexity. This book guides you every step of the way. You'll get a crash course in data modeling, become familiar with SQLite's dialect of the SQL database language, and much more.

"More and more, even the simplest applications are becoming data-driven," says author Jay Kreibich. "Developers need small, quick, and easy tools to help them store, retrieve, and process complex data sets. SQLite can help by bringing the power and experience of traditional relational database servers to desktop and hand-held applications. For the developers just getting started with SQL databases, Using SQLite walks them through the first steps of using the SQLite API, SQL language and basic database design. The goal isn't to turn all developers into database experts, but to give them another tool to put in their toolbox."

  • Learn how to maintain localized storage in a single file that requires no configuration
  • Build your own SQLite library or use a precompiled distribution in your application
  • Get a primer on SQL, and learn how to use several language functions and extensions
  • Work with SQLite using a scripting language or a C-based language such as C# or Objective-C
  • Understand the basics of database design, and learn how to transfer what you already know to SQLite
  • Take advantage of virtual tables and modules

Advance Praise
"Complex SQL concepts explained clearly."
—D. Richard Hipp, creator of SQLite

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Jay A. Kreibich is a professional software engineer who has always been interested in how people process and understand information. He is current working for Volition, Inc., a software studio that specializes in open-world video games. He lives on a small farm in central Illinois with his wife and two sons, where he enjoys reading, photography, and tinkering.

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Using SQLite Using SQLite
Jay A. Kreibich
ISBN: 978-0-596-52118-9, 528 pages
Book Price: $49.99 USD, Ebook Price: $31.99 USD
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