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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Whether you are targeting Mac OS X or the iPhone, at some point your Cocoa
application is probably going to need to persist data. You could struggle with
SQLite, generate XML, or create your own binary format. Or, you can save time
and energy by taking advantage of Apple's Core Data API instead.
Core Data makes it easy for you to work with object graphs and to persist
data-but there are plenty of pitfalls and issues to watch out for. This book
shows you everything from versioning to integrating with Quick Look, Sync
Services, and Spotlight. You'll see how to boost performance and work in
multithreaded applications. You'll work with Core Data on both the desktop and
By the end of Core Data , you'll have built a full-featured application,
gained a complete understanding of Core Data, and learned how to integrate your
application into OS X.
As an extra bonus, you'll see numerous recipes that are useful in unusual
situations, or even in places where you wouldn't have thought to use the Core
Data API before. It will become another indispensable tool in your kit.