"Core Data" walks you through developing a full featured application based on the Mac OS X Core Data APIs. You'll discover how Core Data contributes to Cocoa applications, as well as some of the pitfalls and issues surrounding the current implementation. "Core Data" takes an unusual approach to explaining Core Data by focusing on a single application throughout the book.You'll start by building an application from scratch and as you learn new principals and abilities of Core Data. We won't gloss over any important details - you'll get it all. We'll explore not only how to get everything working properly, but also how to take advantage of shortcuts thanks to the flexible and customizable nature of the API. 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 our application into OS X. Finally, at the end of the book you'll see numerous recipes that are useful in non-mainstream situations, or even in places where you wouldn't have thought to use Core Data before.
Marcus S. Zarra is the owner of Zarra Studios LLC and the creator of seSales and iWeb Buddy. In addition, he is a co-author of "Cocoa Is My Girlfriend," a wildly popular blog covering all aspects of Cocoa development. Marcus S. Zarra has been developing software since the mid-1980s and has written software in all of the major technological fields.