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Xcode 4 iOS Development by Steven F. Daniel

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Using Frameworks and APIs in iPhone development

For the rest of this chapter, we will be creating a variety of applications that will be using the Cocoa Frameworks, to create very capable, rich-media applications, to handle playing movie and audio files, and navigational applications.

Core Data Frameworks

The Core Data framework is a framework which manages where data is stored, how this data is stored, how it is cached, and how it handles memory management. This framework can be described as a"Schema-driven object graph management and persistence framework" and was first ported to the iPhone from Mac OS X, and came as part of the iPhone 3.0 SDK release.

So what exactly is the Core Data framework? If you are familiar with the Entity-Framework which ...

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