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iOS Build a Diary App Using Core Data Understanding Core Data What is Core Data?

Jay Mayu
Jay Mayu
6,805 Points

This video really got me confused.

It's like my pal who works in a chemistry lab brought me in and started to talk about each and every element in the periodical table.

I can't even remember the names of methods the instructor going over. My head just exploded :)

I loved the approach of Amit in the previous tutorials.

Is it only me got frustrated or anyone else too.

Jay Mayu
Jay Mayu
6,805 Points

IKR :)

I recommend that you go through the video over and over again and take down notes in a piece of paper. After watching it for like 5 times and 2 pages of scribbles it makes sense now. Good luck!

PS : I'm at section 3 and this course continues to prove that it is the most frustrating course in iOS track :)

Ruggiero A
Ruggiero A
8,534 Points

I still have to watch the course, but if I may say, Amit style was likely because it was slow. Like 10 minutes-video to actually show that you have to insert a WebView in the ViewController, use loadRequest method and pass a URL across the scenes through prepareForSegue.

Not blaming him for that, his style is good for beginners because it's mostly explaining than just writing code (so how courses should be), but can get boring if applied to very large apps as it would take too much time.

This course instead is among the shortest, and the app looks pretty complex, so you got to use concepts you learnt from Amit to understand what this teacher is doing.

2 Answers

Amit Bijlani
STAFF
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

This is just an overview to help you understand all the moving parts of Core Data. Don't worry, as you go through the course you will see how to use each one of the classes.

Jay Mayu
Jay Mayu
6,805 Points

Thanks for the reply Amit. Yeah I've completed the first section and things are starting to make sense. I guess just too much information in the intro.

Paul Je
Paul Je
4,435 Points

How can you check core data in Xcode version 7.3? I can't follow along since the video seems very old

Anadi Rastogi
Anadi Rastogi
5,506 Points

This is not easy to go with mainly for two reasons 1) It is very irksome to follow things in this course, since instead of talking about core data the guy is just reading out the methods with zero exuberance 2) It is a very old tutorial. Could this be updated please ?