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Core Data iOS Essentials

By : Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani
Book Image

Core Data iOS Essentials

By: Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani

Overview of this book

Core Data is the essential ingredient in data driven iOS apps. It's used for storing, retrieving, and manipulating application data in databases, XML, and binary formats. It's an essential component for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad apps.Core Data Essentials provides a clear, readable guide to the most useful aspects of Core Data. Built around a realistic example app, the book showcases the most important aspects of Core Data development in the context of a complete, functioning app written in Objective C.The book starts with a tour of how the app works. Then you'll see how to easily display data using the Table View. You'll learn how to develop an appropriate data model that fits the needs of your app, then implement that model as updatable data objects. You'll see how to update data and build relationships between objects and learn how Core Data can work with search, and how to provide your users with friendly data editing features.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Core Data iOS Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers


This book assumes that you have a basic understanding of the iPhone SDK and you also know the basics of iPhone SDK programming.

To better understand the concept of Core Data, you should:

  • Have a good understanding of the Objective-C protocol and the delegation pattern

  • Be familiar with data source patterns, such as UITableView and UITableViewDataSource, for the purpose of displaying information

Even if you're not aware of these two concepts, Chapter 3, Understanding Objective-C Protocol and Table View and Chapter 4, Designing a Data Model and Building Data Objects for Customers of the book are focused to get you acquainted with them. That is why the two chapters are self-contained and each chapter presents an individual application.