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Learning Core Data for IOS: A Hands-On Guide to Building Core Data Applications (Learning)by Tim Roadley
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Get Started Fast with iOS 7 Core Data App Development
Covers iOS 7 and Xcode 5
This is the first Core Data book to fully reflect Apple’s latest platform innovations, including its dramatic recent improvements to iCloud support. Hands-on from start to finish, it teaches you step-by-step as you create a modern data-driven iOS app using Storyboards, ARC, iOS 7, and Xcode 5.
Tim Roadley introduces new patterns and best practices designed to overcome the frustrations of Core Data development. One step at a time, you’ll build and extend your skills--even mastering advanced techniques such as complex model migration, deep copy, background processing, and integration with Dropbox, StackMob, and iCloud.
Downloadable versions of this book’s main project are provided with each chapter, so you can see exactly what your app project should look like--and get cookbook-style code for your own projects. Chapter exercises help you explore even further, whether you’re a self-learner or a student in an iOS development course.
If you’re an experienced iOS developer, this guide brings together all the skills, tools, code, and patterns you need to add powerful data management capabilities to any app--quickly, easily, and painlessly.
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Learning Core Data for iOS teaches you all you need to know to build database-enabled iOS apps with Core Data. This is the first Core Data book to fully reflect Apple’s latest platform innovations, especially the dramatic improvements to iCloud support in the next version of iOS. Hands-on from start to finish, this tutorial teaches you step-by-step as you create a modern iOS app using ARC, iOS and Xcode 4 with Storyboards. You’ll walk through:
One step at a time, you’ll extend your skills — even mastering advanced techniques such as iCloud Dropbox integration, backup/restore, Table Views change notification, and web service integration. A downloadable version of the main project will be available at the end of each chapter, so you can see exactly what your app project should look like — and get cookbook-style code for your own future projects, too. Exercises at the end of each chapter offer opportunities to explore further — and making the book as useful for iOS app development courses as it is for self-learners.
About the Author
Tim Roadley is an Infrastructure Manager at Cuscal, with responsibility for a large team of professionals, a fleet of ATMs, multiple servers, and four SANs. By night he is an avid iOS developer and tutorial writer with several apps on the App Store, including Teamwork and iSoccer.
Table of Contents
Part I. Building Your Application
1. Your First Core Data App
2. Configuring a Data Model
3. Upgrading the Data Model
4. Essential Techniques
5. Table Views
7. Preloading Data
8. Performance Faulting
Part II. Advanced Topics
9. Using Core Data for Other Stuff
10. Advanced Table Views Change Notification
11. Database Backup and Restore
12. Core Data and iCloud
13. Core Data Web Service Integration
Appendix A: Preparing 'Grocery Pal' for Part I
Appendix B: Preparing 'Grocery Pal' for Part II: Adding Non-Core Data Touches
Appendix C: Finalizing 'Grocery Pal'
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