SQLite to be recommended data access for Universal Windows Apps

According to a blog post from Microsoft, SQLite, a self-contained data storage library, is going to be rolling out with Windows 10 Anniversary as a part of the Universal Windows Platform. This marks the first time that a third party program was put into the UWP SDK, and offers developers a laundry list of unique benefits. According to SQLite’s website, the program is already the most deployed database engine in the world – with this added spotlight in the UWP, the number of active users is only going to go up.

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The advantage to SQLite mostly comes from the fact that it works totally independently, not requiring too much setup. The database is completely self-contained, making the process of data management much simpler and easier to digest for those who aren’t interested in doing very much configuration. Along with this, new SQLite users may enjoy the fact that the program is completely open source, letting developers play around with it and redistribute as they see fit.

As has been the case in other areas lately, Microsoft is embracing open source solutions, andĀ supporting SQLite as an important data source in Universal Windows Apps is a major step in that direction as well. Go here To find out more about how to implement data access in UWP.

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