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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

Chapter 2. Understanding Core Data

In this book, we'll learn how to build a Sales Record Keeping System application using Core Data through a step-by-step approach. So, this chapter will give us an introduction to the following topics:

  • Core Data framework and its features

  • The data model and how it defines the structure of data in terms of entities, properties, and their relationships

  • Model-View-Controller (MVC)

  • Core Data API and its main components

  • An overview of the application that we will be building in this book and a glance at the different application views and the tasks performed when different controls in these views are selected