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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

An application output sample

Let's take a look at how the application works. When the program is started, the initial view will appear, as shown in the following given image (a). The top of the view holds a navigation bar with two bar button items: Edit and +. At the bottom of the view is a toolbar holding a bar button item called Master Product Information. The title in the navigation bar, Customers List, tells us that the two bar button items (Edit and +) are concerned with editing and adding customer information, respectively. The bar button item, Master Product Information, is used to store product data: name, price, quantity, and the product image.

Entering Master Product Information

We begin by entering the product data, Master Product Information, which will include product name, price, quantity on hand, and a product photo. The product quantity is automatically adjusted after a sale.

When Master Product Information is selected, the view appears as shown in preceding image (b). The...