“Core Data is a powerful data-management framework introduced with Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger. When you take advantage of Core Data, it slashes the amount of custom code you need to write in order to manage application data. Opening, saving and undo management can all be handled by Core Data, freeing you to concentrate on creating unique features for your application. This article is meant to address a somewhat different aspect of the power of this technology: the rapid development capability that is enabled by Core Data, Xcode and Interface Builder.”
As a veteran Visual FoxPro Developer, it’s nice to see Apple putting into the market an easy to build data driven application development tool. No offense to you FileMaker, C# and VB developers out there, but VFP was/is the best Rapid Application Development tool out there for years. It’s a shame MSFT is gradually abandoning it. It’s nice on the otherhand, to see Apple take as swing at that market with XCode/Core Data. I’m hopefull that XCode/Core Data can help small developer shops build successfull businesses in the SOHO market.