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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
About the Reviewers


  • In this chapter, we had an introduction of what Core Data is and its features that make it a preferred framework used for persisting information.

  • We also had a brief idea of the Data Model and how it is related to entities, properties, attributes, relationships, inverse relationships, and so on.

  • We have also learned about the concept of MVC and the role of the terms: Managed Object Model, Managed Object, and Managed Object Context. Finally, we saw the Core Data API and Persistent Store, Persistent Store Coordinator, Fetch Request, and FetchedResultsController.

  • Also, we took a detailed look at the different functions that can be performed by the application we will develop in this book.

  • We saw different screenshots the variety of application views, along with their respective controls. Also, we saw the tasks performed when different view controls are selected.

In the next chapter, we'll talk about protocols — what they are, how the methods are declared in a protocol, and the role of the...