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    Question More Resources / Database

    So, two questions, really...

    • What are your recommendations for Ubuntu application development resources? The YouTube video on the Ubuntu website was a great start, but I'm looking for some more in-depth information.
    • What is the best tool to maintain persist data for an Ubuntu application. Let's say, for instance, that I was writing an app to keep track of a baseball card collection; what is the best tool to use to maintain this data? I'm assuming it will be some sort of database system, but I'm just wondering which is the preferred/recommended for beginner Ubuntu developers.


    Thanks!

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    Re: More Resources / Database

    If doing a list or collections:

    Collections - music, books, etc: both in repositories
    Tellico - qt4 & python, xml for data
    http://tellico-project.org/
    Gcstar - perl & gtk, xml for data
    http://www.gcstar.org/


    But if you just want a database to build your own there are many.
    The two most popular
    MySQL or PostgreSQL

    http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/MySQL_vs_PostgreSQL

    And with python and some others you can use sqlite. Firefox & Thunderbird use sqlite for storing most of your data.
    http://www.sqlite.org/
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    Re: More Resources / Database

    Thanks for the suggestions! Maybe I was being a little specific with my question. I guess I'm just wondering, in general, what is the best way to maintain persistent data for applications? I'm totally new to Ubuntu application development. Is storing data in an XML file and just reading it in every time the app starts an acceptable solution?

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    Re: More Resources / Database

    I have not seen a definitive answer. And I think it depends on how much data, and what type of data. Some even suggest that text files can work.

    I have seen a few Linux apps convert to a DB for settings, then convert back to text or XML.

    But lots of data and where Codd's rules would eliminate duplication of data, then a database makes sense.
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