Chapter     1

Cloud Database Development — The Basics

Just so we can start at the same place, I want to cover a quick overview of database development. Since database development can be a book of its own, understanding it is key, as it is the backbone of the journey that will take place in this book. I won’t go too extensively into the topic but want to at least cover the basics for getting us started on the path of developing an iCloud application. I expect people reading this book to be somewhat knowledgeable of databases and how they work. This chapter serves as a refresher on databases and sheds some light on the back-end systems we often take for granted. Remote and cloud databases are still a relatively new subject, especially when relating ...

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