As you are a Titanium developer, fully understanding the methods available for you to read, parse, and save data is fundamental to the success of the apps you'll build. Titanium provides you with all the tools you need to make everything from simple XML or JSON calls over HTTP, to the implementation of local relational SQL databases.
In this chapter, we'll cover not only the fundamental methods of implementing remote data access over HTTP, but also how to store and present that data effectively using TableViews, TableRows, and other customized user interfaces.
You should have a basic understanding of both the XML and JSON data formats, which are widely used and standardized methods of transporting data across the Web. Additionally, you should understand what Structured Query Language (SQL) is and how to create basic SQL statements such as
Insert. There is a great beginners' introduction to SQL at http://sqlzoo.net if you need to refer to...