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Learning iOS 8 for Enterprise by Mayank Birani

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Chapter 3. Exploring Various Frameworks

A framework is a collection of resources. It collects a static library and its header files into a single structure that Xcode can easily include into our projects. A framework is a dynamic library. In iOS, there are two kinds of frameworks: public frameworks and private frameworks. From iOS 3.1, all private and public libraries are combined into a big cache file. There are a lot of frameworks provided by Apple for different functionalities. The extension of the framework is .framework. For every unique feature, a framework is defined—for example, for using maps a MapKit framework is available, and for location, a CoreLocation framework is available. Various frameworks are present at the <Xcode.app>Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/SDKs/<iOS_SDK>/System/Library/Frameworks ...

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