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June 18, 2004
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Friday, June 18th, 2004

Version 3.0.0 (alpha) of SQLite released. SQLite is a "self-contained, embeddable, zero-configuration SQL database engine".

I joined the sqlite mailing list when I got my gmail account, and I've been following along in the conversations and such. It's been pretty enlightening- people are using this thing for 600-700 mb database files with millions of rows and getting 150-300 inserts/updates a second. Holy Crap. While I'm sure this instance is very special purpose, it's still amazing.

Anyway, alot of indie mac apps are using this, and I'm considering it for a project as well- you need to check it out if you store more than a little bit of information for your app.

Just make sure to use the stable version (2.8) and not the alpha release. Michael Tsai has an OSX build ready to go for ya.

-- posted 10:17 am

"Voodoo Pad is in a class by itself. If you are familiar with Wiki and like it, it is great. If not, then you may wonder what the fuss is about." - Donald Jones on Macintouch, Organizers reader reports.

Cool. I like that. And I also hear that VP gets a mention in iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition, so I'm ordering a copy today.

-- posted 7:28 am