View Full Version : Core Data introductory book recommendation!

Feb 2, 2012, 11:39 AM

I am starting a new project where I will need to download an xml file(xmlparser) and store it in core data.

I am not very familiar with core data thus, i'd appreciate it if anyone has any book to recommend .

Feb 2, 2012, 02:27 PM
Pro core data iOS (http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Core-Data-iOS-Second/dp/1430236566/ref=dp_ob_title_bk)

I found this one really valuable for core data beyond the basic introductions in BNR books.

Feb 3, 2012, 02:38 AM
Why get a book while there are video's, there is a video on Core Data in the Stanford University IOS programming thingy's on iTunes. One of the lectures is on Core Data, including code etc.

Feb 3, 2012, 10:21 AM
I like Marcus Zarra's book (http://www.amazon.com/Core-Data-Apples-API-Persisting/dp/1934356328/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328286043&sr=1-1).

Feb 4, 2012, 02:34 AM
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I also have Zarra's book and I agree it is pretty good. It is more Mac oriented but the knowledge is transferable to iOS.

Apress also has a core data book that seems to get decent reviews.

As for myself I have not had much success getting core data to work so I'm sticking with SQLite for now.

Edit: OK, the book linked in an earlier post is the Apress book, so it was already mentioned. My bad.