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Pro Core Data for iOS: Data Access and Persistence Engine for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Second Edition by Robert Warner, Michael Privat

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Chapter 2

Understanding Core Data

Many developers, upon first seeing Core Data, deem Core Data and its classes a tangled mess of classes that impede, rather than enhance, data access. Perhaps they're Rails developers, used to making up method names to create dynamic finders and letting convention over configuration take care of the dirty work of data access. Maybe they're Java developers who have been annotating their Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) or hibernating their Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs). Whatever their backgrounds, many developers don't take naturally to the Core Data framework or its way of dealing with data, just as many developers squirm when first presented with Interface Builder and the live objects it creates when building user ...

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