Sunday, 7 January 2007

An Introduction to SQLite

Google TechTalks May 31, 2006

Richard Hipp

ABSTRACT SQLite is a small C library that implements a self-contained, embeddable, ... all » zero-configuration SQL database engine. SQLite implements a large subset of SQL-92 and stores a complete database in a single disk file. The library footprint is less than 250 KB making is suitable for use in embedded devices and applications where memory space is scarce.

This talk provides a quick overview of SQLite, its history, its strengths and weaknesses, and describes situations where it is much more useful than a traditional client/server database. The talk concludes with a discussion of the lessons learned from the development of SQLite and how those lessons can be applied to other projects.

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