Interest in developing apps for Apple’s iOS platform continues to rise, and more great apps
appear in Apple’s App Store every day. As people like you join the app-creation party, they usually
discover that their apps must store data on iOS devices to be useful. Enter Pro Core Data for iOS,
written for developers who have learned the basics of iOS development and are ready to dive
deeper into topics surrounding data storage to take their apps from pretty good to great. Core
Data, Apple’s technology for data storage and retrieval, is both easy to approach and difficult to
master. This book spans the gamut, starting you with the simple and taking you through the
advanced. Read each topic, understand what it means, and incorporate it into your own Core
Fully updated for Xcode 4.2, Pro Core Data for iOS explains how to use the Core Data framework for iOS SDK 5 using Xcode 4.2. The book explains both how and why to use Core Data, from simple to advanced techniques. Covering common and advanced persistence patterns, this book prepares any iOS developer to store and retrieve data accurately and efficiently.
This book starts by giving you a solid grounding in Core Data, providing a foundation for the rest of the book. With this knowledge, you'll have all you need to master Core Data and power your data-driven applications. You'll see how to work with SQLite and how to create an efficient data model to represent your data. Once you've established your data model, you'll learn how to work with data objects and refine result sets to get the most out of the stored data.
The advanced portions of the book begin by showing you how to tune your apps' performance and memory usage, to give you a truly professional edge. You'll see how to version and migrate your data as well, to ensure your data stays organized and efficient. Finally, the book covers managing table views with NSFetchedResultsController.
What you’ll learn
Core Data techniques with Xcode
How to organize data appropriately
How to persist data efficiently
How to effectively use Apple tools
How to build Core Data applications
How to use Core Data in advanced settings
How to version and migrate data as your applications evolve
How to tune and optimize persistence
Who this book is for
All iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch developers whose applications manage any amount of data.