MacDevNet Podcast: MDR005 Data

by Marcus Zarra

I had the pleasure recently of being on an episode of the Mac Developer’s Roundtable with Kevin Hoctor, Aaron Hillegas and Steve “Scotty” Scott. In this latest episode, Scotty introduced the topic of data, how to store it, access it, etc. To kick it off, Aaron delivered a fantastic history of Core Data or as it was originally called, Enterprise Objects.

I highly recommend this episode to anyone who is interested in Core Data and Cocoa in general.

You can get the episode from MacDevNet.com.


Marcus Zarra

Marcus S. Zarra is a founding partner of MartianCraft, LLC. He has been developing Cocoa software since 2003, Java software since 1996, and has been in the industry since 1985. Currently Marcus is producing software for iOS and OS X. In addition to writing software, he assists other developers by blogging about development and supplying code samples on Cocoa Is My Girlfriend. Marcus is also the author of Core Data (2nd edition): Data Storage and Management for iOS, OS X, and iCloud and Co-Author of Core Animation: Simplified Animation Techniques for Mac and iPhone Development. You can find Marcus on Twitter, on App.net and on StackOverflow.

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dietsync says:

I enjoyed the podcast.

Personally I like CoreData but I was disappointed to find that it does not appear to be supported with the new iPhone SDK. Apple is however claiming support for SQLite but there is little documentation for this.

I guess I could use something like: http://gusmueller.com/blog/archives/2008/03/fmdb_for_iphone.html

But I was wondering if anyone knows of an easier way that I could bind controls directly to the database. I would prefer to model the binding in Interface Builder (which is not yet supported by the SDK either) so I am not sure if I should bother using a different method.

Anyone else have any ideas?