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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 3

Storing Data: SQLite and Other Options

Chapter 2 explains the classes that comprise the Core Data framework and the interdependencies and precision with which they work together. The following chapters explain and demonstrate the flexibility of the framework to get the desired results, but the framework flexes only so far. The framework imposes a structure, order, and rigidity for putting data into and taking data out of a persistent store. You must work within that order and structure, doing things the Core Data way, to store and retrieve data reliably. Core Data's shackles fall off, however, when defining what the persistent store looks like or how it works. Though people tend to think that data “belongs” in a database and Apple ...

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