Kevin Kim - iCloud and Core Data

iOS applications are increasingly sophisticated and data driven. In addition, between the iPhone, iPad, and now the iPad mini, users are more and more likely to be running your app on multiple devices. Enter Core Data, the standard for data persistence in iOS, and iCloud, which allows apps to sync data between devices. The combination of the two technologies has incredible potential, but can be tricky to implement.

Kevin Kim, author of More iOS 6 Development: Further Explorations of the iOS SDK on Apress, will present key concepts and techniques for writing larger Core Data-based applications, and the finer points of using iCloud with Core Data.

We're hosted this month by Hearst, thanks to Guy and Dmitriy from the mobile team.  After the presentation, Hearst is serving food and drinks (sandwiches, veggies, cookies, beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.), so definitely plan to stick around afterwards for that.

About the presenter:
Kevin Kim (@kykim) is a founder and partner of AppOrchard LLC, a Tipping Point Partners company focused on sustainable iOS development. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he was first exposed to the NeXTStep computer (the ancestor of today's iPhone) while a programmer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and has been hooked ever since. His career has spanned finance, government, biotech and technology, include Apple where he managed the Apple Enterprise Services team for the New York metro area. He resides in the Alphabet City section of New York City with his wife and a clowder of rescued cats.

Kevin's new book, More iOS 6 Development: Further Explorations of the iOS SDK, digs deeper into Apple’s latest iOS 6 SDK. Bestselling authors Dave Mark, Alex Horovitz, Kevin Kim and Jeff LaMarche explain concepts as only they can—covering topics like Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using GameKit and network streams, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. The alpha e-book is available now, and the print version is available for pre-order and will be released in December.

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  • raul g.

    For those of you that asked, the iOS Dev job I talked about briefly at the meet up is now posted here: http://www.tinybop.com/jobs If your interested in games and education, please check it out.

    November 20, 2012

  • Robert S.

    Hey Larry,
    Great meetup. What was the promo code for Renaissance.io? I wrote down "Nyiosdev", but that didn't work.

    November 16, 2012

    • Larry L.

      Hey Robb, the "nyiosdev" code should be working now, if you enter it, you'll see it applied to the Early bird ticket. Must be used by Nov. 30. If anyone else runs into problems, just let me know.

      November 16, 2012

    • Robert S.

      Thanks Larry

      November 17, 2012

  • Kevin Y. K.

    I was awesome

    November 16, 2012

  • Hakim F.

    Larry great job! Excellent meetup and thank u for the food and beverages.

    November 16, 2012

  • Brian G.

    Speaking of Core Data and Apress, "Pro Core Data for iOS" is a great introductory text: http://www.apress.com/9781430236566

    I would definitely recommend it to anyone who was a bit lost when Kevin spoke on setting up NSPersistentStoreCoordinators or using NSFetchedResultsController.

    November 16, 2012

  • Brian G.

    Awesome. A perfect mix of information on why one would want to use iCloud, its limitations, and a general overview of how to implement. I'll definitely be picking up a copy of Kevin's book, especially because Apress was gracious enough to give out promotion codes.

    November 16, 2012

  • Gabe H.

    I really liked how Kevin didn't assume an expert level of familiarity with everything he presented, but instead made sure at various times that people were following along.

    November 16, 2012

  • Ihor S.

    Really enjoyed Kevin's presentation and demo. Very informative.

    November 16, 2012

  • Wesley S.

    Awesome job on this one Larry! Kevin was great and the Hearst tower was a cool venue! Thanks to Hearst for a nice selection of food and drink. It was a good chance to meet some people who might not have headed to the usual after-meetup bar outing.

    November 15, 2012

  • Debbie S.

    Good job.

    November 15, 2012

  • Kevin h.

    Someone in the front row looks like he's online

    November 15, 2012

  • Webster L.

    Does anyone have the WiFi login for the theater here? tower-ga

    November 15, 2012

  • Webster L.

    Does anyone have the WiFi login for the theater here? tower-ga

    November 15, 2012

  • Mark T.

    Sorry I'm unable to attend tonight due to a relative's medical situation.

    November 15, 2012

  • Mark T.

    Sorry I'm unable to attend tonight due to a relative's medical situation.

    November 15, 2012

  • Alex G.

    Hi, would it be possible to squeeze in one more person? I would like to attend.

    November 15, 2012

    • Elena S.

      Alex, it looks like unfortunately I won't be able to make it tonight, so you can take my spot. If that is okay with Larry of course!

      November 15, 2012

    • Alex G.

      Thank you Elena!

      November 15, 2012

  • John T.

    I am looking for work. I have about 8 months of Objective-C. Please contact me at [masked].

    Thanks!

    November 15, 2012

  • Dan B.

    Is this one going to be streamed online by any chance?

    November 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Larry, no problem if we live tweet this, right, for anyone who can't be physically here? I was thinking to use #coredatameetup

      November 15, 2012

    • Larry L.

      Hi Darlene, you're welcome to live tweet, thanks for asking! I try to steer people towards #nyiosdev as a hashtag.

      November 15, 2012

  • Paul S.

    At one our meetup group meetings at Apress Lisa Lau, in Public Relations, said members of our group get a discount on all books we order from Apress. This was in January of 2010 I believe. Did she change her mind, or do we still get the discount? (If so, how much?)

    November 7, 2012

    • Larry L.

      Good question Paul, I'm not sure. That was a while ago. I'll reach out to Apress and let you know.

      November 7, 2012

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