Tiger Presents New Opportunities for Developers
Subject:   CoreData
Date:   2004-11-17 07:59:38
From:   monkeyt
I'm amazed at how many of these Tiger overviews overlook what I would consider to be one of the most important developer-aimed improvements in OS X: Core Data.

It simplifies the handling of complex relational data in memory (and connecting it to your interface) to such an extent that it's practically effortless. It also standardizes importing and exporting this data as XML docs, binary data or to a SQLite compatible file format, and provides undo/redo capability for your data automatically.

Developers just got some incredible nifty functionality added to their toolbelt.

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  • CoreData
    2004-11-18 06:00:13  PaulSavary [View]

    Yes, Core Data is certainly one of the most important new technologies for developers in Tiger. This is really a dramatic addition to Cocoa, adding many new services like "declarative" and scalable object persistence and state management, and much more...

    It is interesting to see how Cocoa, which was mainly perceived as a GUI framework, is quickly extending its reach to many other areas. From what I see, Apple is pushing for Core Data a lot toward us developers under NDA.
    Public information about Core Data is scarce but I recommend this page at Cocoadev, which contains public information available about it.
  • CoreData
    2004-11-17 21:34:29  dr_turgeon [View]

    I hadn't seen this yet. Thanks for the link!
  • Derrick Story photo Re: Core Data
    2004-11-17 08:26:08  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Core Data is very, very important. No arguments here. The problem is we can't talk about it much because Apple hasn't lifted the NDA on that info. I do appreciate the link you included in your talkback. I encourage folks to look at the section on Core Data. There's a slick diagram there.

    I will tell you this though, once we're free to write about Core Data, we'll have a great series of articles for you...
    • Re: Core Data
      2004-11-17 13:09:10  monkeyt [View]

      Yeah, if I didn't know about that publicly accessible link, I probably wouldn't have mentioned it, myself.

      : )
      • Re: Core Data
        2004-11-26 07:17:46  labeth [View]

        The technology behind CoreData is not new, it is used in webObjects for years. It's EOF (Enterprise Object framework) for the rest of us.