Room: an SQLite object mapping library

Room: an SQLite object mapping library

Handling an SQLite database in Android implies challenges like a lot of boilerplate code, database operations on the main thread, queries checked at runtime and especially unmaintainable code. At Google I/O 2017, the Android team launched Room, an SQLite object mapper, that provides a set of components and features that will solve all these challenges and will help us, the developers, to have a better experience when using a database in our app.

The presentation will include examples about how to use the main components from Room (@Entity, @Dao, @Database), how to handle the relations between the entities, how to use the (observable) queries and not run database operations on the main thread. Also, we will discover more details about the migration support, compile time query verification and what’s happening behind the scenes.


Magda Miu

June 25, 2018