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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide - Database

 
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Does this book cover using databases, send to and retrieval? If so, what database program types? I have had a course in Android programming. The instructor did not want to use a book in the class and we were left with just the use of the Android site. Several times I found the site hard to understand, sometimes not. Is your book user friendly?
 
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Databases are not a big subject on Android, IMO, at least not nearly as big a topic as they are in web or enterprise apps. Either the built-in SQLite covers your needs, or you will likely resort to a server-based DB accessed through a REST API.
 
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In the book, we do talk about using a SQLite database and go through how that works on Android. We also use a REST API later on in the book (to Tim's point about accessing a server-based DB).

Google also released a new layer on top of SQLite that you may want to look into. It's called Room (https://developer.android.com/topic/libraries/architecture/room.html). Since this is so new, we don't yet talk about it in the book.
 
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