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TPDP Episode #6: PouchDB and its Usefulness in Development

As a web and mobile application developer, you may come to a point where you need to worry about data and how to synchronize it between devices in platforms. PouchDB is one of a few good solutions that makes this task significantly easier. In this episode of The Polyglot Developer Podcast, guest speaker Nolan Lawson and I discuss PouchDB and how it is being used in a lot of modern applications, both web and mobile.

Nolan Lawson is a Program Manager at Microsoft, but also one of the core contributors to the PouchDB open source project. In Episode #6: PouchDB and its Usefulness in Browser Based Development, we’re going to cover a lot of ground without actually showing how to use the database in your application. After all, this is an audio only podcast. You will however, be educated on a lot of the technical concepts and popular use cases behind the tool.

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Using WebSQL Instead of Local Storage In Your Web App

When developing web applications a common way to store data is to use local storage. This NoSQL approach is great, but what if you’re coming from an RDBMS? With HTML5, you have access to the WebSQL API which allows us to use SQL queries for handling client side storage.

This guide will show you how to use the WebSQL API, which is based around SQLite, in your web application. This information can even be extended for use with mobile hybrid applications.

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