Source: Using SQLite by Jay A. Kreibich (2010)


Perhaps most importantly, computer users have grown to expect that a document, project, or other “unit of application data” is stored as a single file. Having the whole database in a single file allows applications to use database instances as documents, data stores, or preference data, without contradicting customer expectations.

What exactly is it?

closed as off-topic by ColleenV, JMB, Glorfindel, Tᴚoɯɐuo, Peter Feb 3 '16 at 23:25

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question should include more details than have been provided here. Please edit to add the research you have done in your efforts to answer the question, or provide more context. See: Details, Please." – ColleenV, JMB, Glorfindel
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 1
    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about English but about programming terminology. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Feb 3 '16 at 23:03

From the context, "preference data" could mean either:

  1. Data about how the user prefers their application's user interface to look and feel. In the past, this data was stored in "configuration files" or "registry hives". Web sites often stored this data as "cookies".

  2. Data about what customers prefer to buy, or what ads are most interesting to people who read web pages.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.