Updating the world’s most widely deployed SQL database engine: welcome to SQLite 4

A new version of SQLite is in preparation. If you are not a developer, you might not have heard of SQLite, but you have almost certainly used it. It is built into Mac OS X and numerous web browsers, used by many applications which run on Adobe’s Flash runtime, and is the obvious choice if

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Using SQLite 3 with Unicode in Delphi

I’ve updated my SQLite3 Delphi wrapper for Unicode in Delphi 2009 and higher. Previous versions of the wrapper ducked the issue by using Ansi strings throughout.

I actually used Embarcadero Delphi XE for the development, but I would expect it to work in Delphi 2009 and higher, since it was in that version that

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Updated SQLite wrapper for Embarcadero Delphi (and Free Pascal)

A while back I worked on a Delphi wrapper for SQLite 3, which I published on this site as an open source project. Others amended it to support Free Pascal and Lazarus, so you can use it on Linux and on the Mac. I’ve not touched it for a couple of years; but recently received

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Back to BASIC with NS App Studio for mobile

I was intrigued to discover NS Basic/App Studio, which offers a simple Windows IDE targeting iPhone and Android mobile devices.

It is all a bit retro, especially when you discover that the company (NS Basic Corporation) has the leading Basic on the … Apple Newton.

Still, something like Visual Basic for iPhone and Android

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