inessential by Brent Simmons

SQLite + FMDB Talk

I’ll be speaking at 360iDev in Colorado on using SQLite and FMDB as an alternative to Core Data. I’ll begin with why you might want to do this — and why you should probably stick with Core Data — and then I’ll go into how. Juicy technical details.

I’ve been using SQLite since before Core Data existed, since the days when SQLite didn’t even ship on Macs. (I compiled my own version of SQLite 2.x in those days.)

I’ve shipped apps that use Core Data and shipped other apps that don’t. My most recent apps, Glassboard and Vesper, use SQLite + FMDB solely.