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Core Data iOS Essentials

By : Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani
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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
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Model View Controller (MVC)

iPhone application development uses MVC architecture where M stands for Model, V stands for View, and C for Controller.

  • Model represents the backend data — data model

  • View represents the user interface elements through which the user looks at the contents displayed by the application and can interact with them

  • Controller represents the application logic that decides the type of view to be displayed on the basis of actions taken by the user

Core Data organizes the data model in terms of objects that are easy to handle and manipulate. The finalized objects are stored on a persistent storage. The usual way of representing data models is through classes that contains variables and accessor methods. We don't have to create classes by hand, (for our data models) as Core Data framework provides a special Data Model Design tool (also known as Data Model Editor) for quickly creating an entity relationship model. The terms that we will be frequently using from now onwards...