Beginning CloudKit

While CloudKit can be used to implement your own custom iCloud solution, CloudKit can also be used to create a web service backend without having to write any server side code. In this series, you’ll learn all the aspects of the CloudKit framework so you’ll be producing your own data-centric app in no time! By Brian Moakley.

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Looking to tie your app into the Cloud? Learn all about Apple's solution, CloudKit, that allows you to have a persistent online backend for your app.

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Learn about two fundamental objects used throughout the entire CloudKit API: Containers and Databases.

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CloudKit allows you to model data on Apple's servers. This video will cover the basics of working with their browser based tool.

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In this video, learn all about the basics of saving your data to CloudKit using the convenience API.

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Now that you know how to save data, this video teaches how you can read data from CloudKit using the convenience API.

References 13:23
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References are used to relate records to each other. This video covers the basics on how to create references and then how to let CloudKit know about them.

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This video will show you how to use subscriptions to inform you about changes to your CloudKit records.

Operations 13:21
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After a while, you'll reach the limits of the convenience API. Thankfully, you can use operations instead which provides a lot of power and flexibility.

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Eventually, users will try to save data old data over new data, either intentionally or by accident. This video will teach you how to manage these conflicts.

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Each user has an account and this video will teach you how to access it. Even better, you can even save data to it. In this video, you'll learn how.

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CloudKit has recently added a new database: the sharing database. This video will teach you what it is, and how to use it.

Conclusion 4:07
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This video concludes the Beginning CloudKit series and will provides some resources on where to continue.