Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before starting this course, part of Developing for the Apple iCloud API with iOS.
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- So, what should you know coming into this course? First, of course, you should have familiarity with the OS X file system, how to navigate through files and folders. You should be familiar with text editing. Hopefully, you've written a lot of code before. You should be familiar with Xcode and user interface design within Xcode. We're going to be building some user interfaces, and we're going to do it at a speed at which should be comfortable if you're familiar with Xcode UI design. You should be familiar with Swift.
If you're not familiar with Swift, you should be very familiar with programming, especially a language like Objective-C that is similar to Swift in that the method calls are the same. So, in general, iOS programming is what you should be familiar with. You should also be familiar with object-oriented programming. Though we aren't going very deep into object-oriented programming, we're going to be creating classes and creating instances of those classes, and not really talking about any object-oriented theory.
We're just going to be putting it into practice. So, if you see these, and you feel totally comfortable, then you're ready for this course. If this looks new to you, I recommend Programming for Non-Programmers if you're completely new to programming or if you're new to Xcode, I recommend Xcode Essential Training. So, hopefully, you can find a course that'll get you up to speed, so you can learn about iCloud. So, if you see this and you feel comfortable, let's go forward with iCloud development.
- Working with iCloud key-value pairs
- Building an example app that accesses iCloud documents
- Saving and loading iCloud documents
- Fetching records with CloudKit