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Apps Hi, amateur coder here. I have a couple questions regarding android and databases.

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  1. Mycophiles

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    I'm fairly new to android. I've created some simple applications to get me started in learning my way around eclipse and how to get an android app "up and running" quickly but I've yet to develop anything that takes advantage of the potential "horsepower under the hood" that android has.

    I'm looking to develop an application (for my own use/practice) that will connect to a remote server (my own server) and will save pictures taken from the phone as well as text.

    I'm not real sure what type of database/handling must go on on the server side, and was wondering if someone could chime in. I've read about restful services but haven't seen much else on which type of database is easiest (and most forward compatible) with android to setup. Like I said, I'll be connecting to my own remote server/IP/Domain that I setup and manage.

    Just to give an idea of my own level of experience, (besides schooling with java/c++) I've bought and done the "Hello Android" book. This is my main utility at the moment in code. (as you can see I'm still getting the basics engrained in my head) I have just started getting into "android programming tutorails" by Mark Murphy, which is another highly suggested book.

    Anyway, Hope someone could give me a heads-up on something to read on tools designed to get me to where I would like to go.

    Thanks
     

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    Moved to our development sub-forum.

    You are more likely to get better information here as developers tend to check these forums more often.
     
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    Just some stuff I use:

    - DataBase: MySql with MySQL WorkBench (GUI to administer MySQL)

    - REST: Its just a URL that you end up calling on your web-server (my apology purists) that does something with data. For your photo purpose you'll need to use POST method (since you'll be sending in attachments). You'd want to read up on HTTP methods such a s GET and POST and then come back to Android's implementation.

    Tell you the truth, reading can only go so much, get in get hands dirty, I understand you'll fall flat and get up, feel frustrated @ times, but trust me its worth it. Use the book or these forums for specific questions/references.

    Good luck.
     
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