December 5, 2008
SQLite Access and Use
I have now written access code for the SQLite database in a few languages and on various platforms. There is a dramatic difference in the ease of use from a programmers perspective.
The easiest to use, strangely enough, are the Objective-C classes from Apple and the C++ classes from QT(Nokia).
You would think that with the programmer friendly API of Google’s Android that SQLite access would be easy. In fact, I assumed that it would be somewhat similar to JDBC. It is not. I find it particularly nasty since none of the classes are familiar and you have to work out the class relationships all over again. That would be fine if there was one nice main class as in the Apple and QT implementations but there are not.