Elements of Android Room
Storing data locally is a key part of many Android apps. SQLite is built into Android, but the low-level API that the Android SDK provides is a bit clunky to use.
Google’s solution for that is Room, an object wrapper around that API. This gives us a cleaner, type-safe, reactive API for our database operations. Room is part of the Android Jetpack, and so it is a key element of Google’s recommended “stack” of technologies for building Android apps.
This book explores Room, starting with basic stuff like:
Adding Room to your app
Defining your entities and data access operation (DAO) APIs
Testing your database I/O
Using Room with Kotlin coroutines,
LiveData, and RxJava
Migrating your database schema as your app evolves
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The Table of Contents
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- Room Basics
- The Dao of Entities
- Room and Custom Types
- Room and Reactive Frameworks
- Relations in Room
- The Support Database API
- Database Migrations
- Room and Full-Text Search
- Room and Conflict Resolution
- Room and Pragmas
- SQLCipher for Android