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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


In this chapter, we examined the steps required for working with protocols — definition, creation, delegate property creation, methods, delegate declaration, and implementation methods. Also, we saw how Table View controls can be used to display array data. We also took a look at common methods for adding information to Table Views. In the next chapter, we are going to start building our application: Sales Record System for a Departmental Store. We will begin with the first step: Design Data Model for keeping the customer's information, that is, we will learn to define Customer entity and its attributes. Also, we will learn to build data object (classes) associated with the Customer entity.