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Pro Core Data for iOS

Data Access and Persistence Engine for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Authors: Privat, Michael, Warner, Robert

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  • Pro Core Data for iOS shows you how to use Apple’s Core Data framework on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The book explains both how and why to use Core Data, from simple to advanced techniques.

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About this book

The power of Core Data allows iOS developers to efficiently store and retrieve application data using familiar object-oriented paradigms. Pro Core Data for iOS explains both how and why to use Core Data for data storage, from simple to advanced techniques. Covering common and advanced persistence patterns, this book prepares any iOS developer to store and retrieve data accurately and proficiently.

Lots of iOS development books touch on Core Data, taking you through a few mainstream use cases for storing and retrieving data in your iOS applications. In Pro Core Data for iOS, however, we take you further into Core Data and show you how to leverage the power of this data framework.

After reading this book, you’ll be able to answer all of these questions:

  • What are all the parts of Core Data, and how do they interact?
  • How do I create my own custom store?
  • Should I use plain NSManagedObject instances or custom classes?
  • How do I undo and redo Core Data actions?
  • How do I filter, sort, and aggregate data?
  • What is “faulting,” and why should I care?
  • Suppose I want to change my data model; how do I migrate my users’ data?
Pro Core Data for iOS delves into these and other Core Data questions. With explanations, diagrams, code samples, and working explanations, this book will make you a Core Data pro!

About the authors

Michael Privat is president and chief executive officer of Majorspot, Inc., and developer of several iPhone and iPad apps, including Ghostwriter Notes, My Spending, iBudget, and Chess Puzzle Challenge. He is an expert developer and technical lead for Availity, LLC, based in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his master s degree in computer science from the University of Nice in France. He moved to the U.S. to develop software in artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now lives in Jacksonville, with his wife, Kelly, and their two children.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Getting Started

    Privat, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Understanding Core Data

    Privat, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 27-55

  • Storing Data: SQLite and Other Options

    Privat, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 57-106

  • Creating a Data Model

    Privat, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 107-127

  • Working with Data Objects

    Privat, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 129-180

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3356-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3355-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Core Data for iOS
Book Subtitle
Data Access and Persistence Engine for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael Privat and Robert Warner
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3356-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3356-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3355-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 400
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