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In his long-awaited book, Martin Fowler has done for application domain patterns what the Gang of Four [Gamma et al.] have done for general purpose design patterns in their book, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. This book is a must have for all analysts and designers doing object-oriented business modeling and business process re-engineering. —Donald G. Firesmith, Knowledge Systems Corporation Fowler shares with you his wealth of object modeling experience and his keen eye for identifying repeating problems and transforming them into reusable models. Analysis Patterns provides a catalogue of patterns that have emerged in a wide range of domains, including trading, measurement, accounting, and organizational relationships.
David Mark, Jeff LaMarche
Interested in iPhone development? Want to learn more? Whether you’re a self-taught iPhone development genius or have just made your way through the pages of Beginning iPhone 3 Development, we have the perfect book for you. More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling iPhone SDK 3 digs deeper into Apple’s latest SDK. Best-selling authors Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche explain concepts as only they can, covering topics like Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using GameKit and network streams, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. If you are going to write a professional iPhone app, you’ll want to get your arms around Core Data, and there’s no better place to do so than in the pages of this book. The book continues right where Beginning iPhone 3 Development left off with a series of chapters devoted to Core Data, the standard for persistence that Apple introduced to iPhone with SDK 3. Jeff and Dave carefully step through each of the Core Data concepts and show you techniques and tips specifically for writing larger applications—offering a breadth of coverage you won't find anywhere else. The Core Data coverage alone is worth the price of admission. But there's so much more. This book covers a variety of networking mechanisms, from GameKit’s relatively simple BlueTooth peer-to-peer model, to the addition of Bonjour discovery and network streams, through the complexity of accessing files via the web. Dave and Jeff will also take you through coverage of concurrent programming and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications. Whether you are a relative newcomer to iPhone development or an old hand looking to expand your horizons, there’s something for everyone in More iPhone 3 Development. Note: A few of the apps in this book demonstrate technologies not yet supported by the simulator. To run them on your iPhone or iPod touch, you'll need to join one of Apple's paid iPhone developer programs. What you’ll learn All about Core Data: key concepts and techniques for writing larger application How to utilize a variety of networking mechanisms, including peer-to-peer connections over Bluetooth using GameKit Details on the addition of Bonjour discovery and network streams How to embed maps with Map Kit and use in-application email How to access a user's iPod library and integrate music into applications Essentials of concurrent programming and advanced debugging techniques Tips on working with data from the web Who this book is for All iPhone and iPod touch developers, especially developers already familiar with early iPhone SDKs. Table of Contents Here We Go Round Again The Anatomy of Core Data A Super Start: Adding, Displaying, and Deleting Data The Devil in the Detail View Preparing for Change: Migrations and Versioning Custom Managed Objects Relationships, Fetched Properties, and Expressions Peer-to-Peer Over Bluetooth Using GameKit Online Play: Bonjour and Network Streams Working with Data from the Web MapKit Sending Mail iPod Library Access Keeping Your Interface Responsive Debugging The Road Goes Ever On...
Michael Privat, Robert Warner
The power of Core Data allows iOS developers to efficiently store and retrieve application data using familiar object-oriented paradigms. Pro Core Data for iOS explains both how and why to use Core Data for data storage, from simple to advanced techniques. Covering common and advanced persistence patterns, this book prepares any iOS developer to store and retrieve data accurately and proficiently. Lots of iOS development books touch on Core Data, taking you through a few mainstream use cases for storing and retrieving data in your iOS applications. In Pro Core Data for iOS, however, we take you further into Core Data and show you how to leverage the power of this data framework. After reading this book, you’ll be able to answer all of these questions: What are all the parts of Core Data, and how do they interact? How do I create my own custom store? Should I use plain NSManagedObject instances or custom classes? How do I undo and redo Core Data actions? How do I filter, sort, and aggregate data? What is “faulting,” and why should I care? Suppose I want to change my data model; how do I migrate my users’ data? Pro Core Data for iOS delves into these and other Core Data questions. With explanations, diagrams, code samples, and working explanations, this book will make you a Core Data pro! What you’ll learn Organize data appropriately Persist data efficiently Use Apple’s tools effectively Build Core Data applications Use Core Data in advanced settings Version and migrate data as your applications evolve Who this book is for All iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch developers whose applications manage any amount of data. Table of Contents Getting Started Understanding Core Data Storing Data: SQLite and Other Options Creating a Data Model Working with Data Objects Refining Result Sets Tuning Performance and Memory Usage Versioning and Migrating Data Using Core Data in Advanced Applications
Tim Isted, Tom Harrington
Today, virtually every non-trivial iPhone and iPad app must manage data—quickly, smoothly, reliably, and with minimal impact on the CPU to conserve battery life. Core Data, Apple’s ready-made data persistence layer, can help you achieve all these goals. In Core Data for iOS, two leading iOS developers teach you the entire Core Data framework from the ground up. Writing for intermediate-to-advanced iOS developers, Tim Isted and Tom Harrington thoroughly explain how Core Data is used on iOS devices, introduce each of its primary classes, and show how they interact to provide amazing functionality with minimal configuration. You’ll learn how to store, fetch, and validate data; provide it efficiently to views; and much more. Isted and Harrington first give you a firm grounding in the technology, and then present real-world examples. They present multiple sample projects, as well as a start-to-finish, chapter-length case study. Coverage includes • Understanding Core Data’s features, classes, and interactions • Using Core Data in MVC-based iOS app development • Mapping relational data to object models, and building them with Xcode 4’s Data Modeler • Working with managed objects and using UITableView to display them • Creating predicates to match numbers, data, and objects • Maintaining compatibility across versions of an app’s data model • Tracking managed object contexts across view controllers • Using Core Data’s automatic Undo functionality • Integrating abstract entities, entity inheritance, and multiple view controllers into a complete app • Optimizing for iOS devices’ tight memory limits • Diagnosing and fixing common Core Data problems Introducing Addison-Wesley’s new Core Frameworks Series, written for experienced iOS developers by world-class Mac and iOS developers, these are the first comprehensive, code-rich reference guides to Apple’s Core Frameworks.
Updated and revised coverage that includes the latest versions of iOS and Xcode Whether you′re a novice or experienced developer, you will want to dive into this updated resource on database application programming for the iPhone and iPad. Packed with more than 50 percent new and revised material – including completely rebuilt code, screenshots, and full coverage of new features pertaining to database programming and enterprise integration in iOS 6 – this must–have book intends to continue the precedent set by the previous edition by helping thousands of developers master database application programming. Shows you how to store data using SQLite, model and manage data using Core Data, and integrate with Web Services Explains how to take advantage of the built–in capabilities of the iPhone and iPad Details techniques for integrating iOS applications into enterprise class systems Encourages you to take advantage of multi–core processors, store data in the cloud, and use storyboards to develop the UI for your app By the end of the book, you will be able to confidently implement a data driven application for the iPhone and iPad and integrate an iOS application within an existing enterprise system.