Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition

Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 2nd edition (June 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672336197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672336195
eBook Description:

Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition

Apple now installs Core Data and the SQLite database automatically on every iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Macintosh. Using Core Data, it’s simpler than ever to build iOS or Mac apps that store and work with data. Now, in 24 lessons of one hour or less, leading Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows how to take full advantage of Core Data on both iOS and Mac OS X platforms. Feiler covers both using the database and creating interfaces to it, and offers all the guidance developers need to meet any data requirements, whether casual or enterprise-class. He fully reflects all of Apple’s latest innovations, including the new Xcode 4.3 development environment, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). This book also covers crucial topics such as NSPredicate that most previous Core Data books have ignored. This revised edition brings the book’s coverage up to date with version 4.3 of Xcode.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, start using Core Data to build powerful data-driven apps for iOS devices and Mac OS X computers! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll discover how Apple’s built-in data persistence framework can help you meet any data-related requirement, from casual to enterprise-class. Beginning with the absolute basics, you’ll learn how to create data models, build interfaces, interact with users, work with data sources and table views, and even get started with iCloud. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Apple now installs Core Data and the SQLite database automatically on every iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Macintosh. Using Core Data, it’s simpler than ever to build iOS or Mac apps that store and work with data. Now, in 24 lessons of one hour or less, leading Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows how to take full advantage of Core Data on both iOS and Mac OS X platforms. Feiler covers both using the database and creating interfaces to it, and offers all the guidance developers need to meet any data requirements, whether casual or enterprise-class. He fully reflects all of Apple’s latest innovations, including the new Xcode 4.3 development environment, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). This book also covers crucial topics such as NSPredicate that most previous Core Data books have ignored. This revised edition brings the book’s coverage up to date with version 4.3 of Xcode.

Features

  • A complete, hands-on, step-by-step guide to using Core Data with both iOS and the Mac
  • Fully reflects iOS 5, OS X 10.7 (Lion), and the new Xcode 4.3, the greatest improvement in Mac development tools in 15 years
  • Includes essential coverage of NSPredicate and bindings that other Core Data books ignore

Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, start using Core Data to build powerful data-driven apps for iOS devices and Mac OS X computers! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll discover how Apple’s built-in data persistence framework can help you meet any data-related requirement, from casual to enterprise-class. Beginning with the absolute basics, you’ll learn how to create data models, build interfaces, interact with users, work with data sources and table views, and even get started with iCloud. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Core Data development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…

  • Start writing database apps fast, with Xcode 4’s powerful tools and templates
  • Master the Objective-C features and patterns Core Data relies upon
  • Understand Core Data’s goals, components, and behavior
  • Model data graphically with Xcode 4’s Data Model Editor
  • Leverage the full power of Managed Objects
  • Use controllers to integrate your data model with your code
  • Fetch, use, and store data from any source
  • Develop interfaces and features more quickly with Interface Builder
  • Add navigation and control features that integrate seamlessly with Core Data
  • Interact with users via popovers, segmented controls, action sheets, and tab bars
  • Create table views that users can edit
  • Let Xcode 4 and Core Data validate your data for you
  • Use Predicates to precisely select the right data
  • Get ready for iCloud features to sync and move data among your iCloud-enabled devices

Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, start using Core Data to build powerful data-driven apps for iOS devices and Mac OS X computers! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll discover how Apple’s built-in data persistence framework can help you meet any data-related requirement, from casual to enterprise-class. Beginning with the absolute basics, you’ll learn how to create data models, build interfaces, interact with users, work with data sources and table views. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Apple now installs Core Data and the SQLite database automatically on every iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Macintosh. Using Core Data, it’s simpler than ever to build iOS or Mac apps that store and work with data. Now, in 24 lessons of one hour or less, leading Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows how to take full advantage of Core Data on both iOS and Mac OS X platforms. Feiler covers both using the database and creating interfaces to it, and offers all the guidance developers need to meet any data requirements, whether casual or enterprise-class. He fully reflects all of Apple’s latest innovations, including the new Xcode 4.3 development environment, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). This book also covers crucial topics such as NSPredicate that most previous Core Data books have ignored. This revised edition brings the book’s coverage up to date with version 4.3 of Xcode.

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