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2014 Review: Day 3

by | Dec 22, 2014 | Developer Blog | 0 comments

As 2014 winds down, we’ll take an opportunity to look back at some of our most-read posts from this year, in case you missed them the first time. 
 
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Steve Huey took us on a quick tour of a key/value store for iOS that’s built on top of the ubiquitous Sqlite:

YapDatabase – A Great SQLite-Based Alternative to Core Data

I’m working on an iOS project that synchronizes a lot of data between a web service and an iPad app. We’ve relied on the advice and research in the fantastic issues of objc.io onCore Data and Syncing Data along with performance recommendations from Florian Kugler’s research into Core Data stack configuration and overall the solution is working pretty well for us at this point, but it hasn’t been without its challenges.
Throughout the project I’ve been trying to follow industry news and research to keep up with best practices, interesting sync experiments, and usage of Core Data in iOS 7. A recurring question in much of this is whether to use Core Data at all, and if not what you give up and what can you possibly gain in the process?
 

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