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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


I owe a debt of gratitude to David Barnes, the Senior Acquisition Editor at Packt Publishing for his initial acceptance and giving me an opportunity to create this work. I am highly grateful to the whole team at Packt Publishing for their constant cooperation and contribution to create this book.

My gratitude to Chris Rodrigues, who as a Development Editor offered a significant amount of feedback that helped to improve the chapters. He played a vital role in improving the structure and the quality of information.

I must thank Muhammad Adil, the Technical Reviewer for his excellent, detailed reviewing of the work and the many helpful comments and suggestions he made.

Special thanks to Aditi Suvarna, the Technical Editor for first class structural and language editing. I appreciate her efforts in enhancing the contents of the book and giving it a polished look.

I also thank Alwin Roy, the Production Coordinator for doing excellent formatting and making the book dramatically better.

A big and ongoing thanks to Vishal Bodwani, the Project Coordinator for doing a great job and sincere efforts by the whole team to get the book published on time.

A great big thank you to the editorial and production staff and the entire team at Packt, who worked tirelessly to produce this book. I really enjoyed working with each one of you.

I am also thankful to my family — my small world; Anushka (my wife) and my two little darlings, Chirag and Naman for allowing me to work on the book even during the time that I was supposed to spend with them.

I should not forget to thank my dear students who have been a good teacher for me as they make me understand what basic problems they do face in a subject and enable me to directly hit at those topics. It is because of the endless interesting queries of my students that help me in writing the books with a practical approach.