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Alex Danner4,107 Points
Integrating Xcode & Databases
I have many app ideas in mind that I am looking to start creating but I am confused on how to integrate iOS apps with a database. I am C# programmer so I am wondering if there is a way to use SQL Server databases, Oracle, or any other. I am just about finished all of the swift courses y'all provide so I am trying to figure out where to go from here. Also, I have heard a fair amount about Core Data and would love to learn more about it. Are these topics something you could go over in some new videos, or do you have a particular place in mind online that could help me out?? Thanks!
Joern Lindner13,472 Points
Hi Alex, I think Core Data is the right topic to start, since it is already implemented in Xcode. And as far as I know, it uses a SQLite database to store your data. If you want to jump right into a code example, create a new project in Xcode -> Master-Detail-Application and in the next window, check 'Use Core Data'.
I hesitate a bit to refer here to another website with programming tutorials... but if you google "core data tutorial swift", the very first link is a great written tutorial I worked through and helped me a lot.
Patrick Cooney12,216 Points
I don't think you would want to use SQL Server or Oracle or MySQL because they're pretty large from what I remember. In addition to Core Data there are a whole lot of SQLite wrappers out there. If you'd prefer not to use Core Data I would look into those. Just Google "iOS SQLite wrapper" and a bunch should pop up, all with different features/benefits.
Alex Danner4,107 Points
Thanks for responding so quickly, Joern! I realized that treehouse has Core Data tutorials so that should be a good start. I will look into SQLite as well. Thanks!