Chapter 2Under the Hood

In the previous chapter you may have read about the application we’ll be using as our structure for most of the rest of the book. If you’re the type who prefers to build your own test cases and/or have extensive experience building iOS applications, then you’ve most likely skipped ahead to this chapter. Even so, the first chapter is a good reference to see how the baseline application used throughout this book was developed.

Part of the barrier to entering the world of Core Data is that it’s perceived as having a steep learning curve. Looking at the code samples that Apple provides for developers, you might at first glance agree with that evaluation. That perception was born from the first few iterations of the framework. ...

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