1.0.0 (Nov 5, 2016)
Oct 31, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
Bhargav Mogra (bhargavms)
Bhargav Mogra (bhargavms)
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SQLite based Persistent Queue.

A Java Queue interface implementation that stores directly to SqliteDb

How it works

  • Implement the QueueObjectConverter<T> interface do decide how you want to serialize and deserialize the objects that you want to push to the Queue.

  • The SQLitePersistentQueue class uses the above implementation to serialize objects before storing it the Database.

  • Upon calling poll() or remove() on the SQLitePersistentQueue the item with the lowest primary key value (since the primary key is auto-incrementing) is removed from the Queue and returned. This co-incidentally is the HEAD of the queue (as queue is FIFO based).

  • Please remember each instance of SQLitePersistentQueue creates a new connection to the Database. I have kept the freedom of how many connections to be made to DB to the developer. The ideal usage for new developers would be to hold only a single instance of the SQLitePersistentQueue class in your Application class, and retrieve this wherever you want. Also DO NOT forget to call close() to close the connection to the Database once you are finished using the Queue.

Getting started

Add to your project level build.gradle's allprojects block like this

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }

Next add to your module level (app) build.gradle's dependencies block like this

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.bhargavms:sqlite-persistent-queue:1.0.0'

You're all set, Now you can start using the SQLitePersistentQueue class.

How to use

You need to implement the QueueObjectConverter<T> class (T is the type of the object you are storing in the Queue) to decide how you want to serialize/deserialize objects as objects are converted to strings before being saved in the database.

A Sample implementation of the QueueObjectConverter interface:

Here I use Gson to convert objects to/from json strings

public class GsonPayloadConverter implements QueueObjectConverter<Payload> {
    private final Gson gson;

    public GsonPayloadConverter(Gson gson) {
        this.gson = gson;

    public Payload deserialize(String value) {
        return gson.fromJson(value, Payload.class);

    public String serialize(Payload queueObject) {
        return gson.toJson(queueObject);

This implementation you should pass to the constructor of SQLitePersistentQueue class. The SQLitePersistentQueue uses this implementation to convert objects to/from strings before returning storing/retreiving from the SqliteDb.


Gson gson = new Gson()
queue = new SQLitePersistentQueue<>(c, new GsonPayloadConverter(gson));

This instantiated queue you can use it like any other java queue as it implements the java.util.Queue interface.


Call queue.close() when you are done using the queue to close the connection to the Database.


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