We live in a connected world, and few iOS apps stand on their own without some kind of server process to connect to. The majority of those servers provide an HTTP interface. In this course, you will learn how to use Apple's Foundation APIs to connect to those services. You will also learn about several handy debugging tools and techniques, as well as practical design patterns to improve your iOS apps.
Alex has been in software development for over fifteen years. He's worked on a wide variety of systems and languages including web frameworks, databases and networking applications. Since the original iOS SDK was released in 2007 he has focused on iOS development.
Authentication & Caching Before we look at other ways to make network connections, let's pause a moment and look at two important side issues, Authentication & Caching. Let's start first by reviewing the application structure of the Chatcave IOS app that handles authentication.