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The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook

By : Avi Tsadok
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The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook

By: Avi Tsadok

Overview of this book

As an iOS developer, you must possess a diverse skill set encompassing Swift coding, design knowledge, and mastery of development tools. And while the demand for iOS developers remains high, the competition for landing your dream job has intensified in recent years. Being a skilled iOS developer is no longer enough — acing interviews is now just as essential as having technical expertise. In The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook, you'll discover innovative ways to stand out as an iOS developer and pass every job interview. It will guide you to build your developer brand and present your skills to potential employers. This comprehensive guide covers over 100 interview questions, from Swift fundamentals and frameworks to complex design patterns and app architecture. You'll learn how to approach coding assessments like a pro and avoid red flags that could hinder your chances of success. Drawing from the author’s experience of interviewing hundreds of iOS developers and having been a candidate themself, this book addresses the challenges of showcasing your skills and knowledge within a limited timeframe. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to excel in any iOS interview, demonstrating your strengths and confidently tackling even the most challenging questions, ultimately paving the way to secure the job you've always wanted.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Everything about Interviews
Part 2: Swift Language and Coding
Part 3: The Frameworks
Part 4: Design and Architecture

Making sure we are ready with UITableView

UITableView, followed by UICollectionView, is one of the oldest UI components in UIKit. In fact, UITableView was there from the start, and UICollectionView was added four years later.

Why is UITableView considered to be a fundamental component? The reason is apparent.

Both UITableView and UICollectionView are specialized in displaying a significant amount of data efficiently and straightforwardly.

UITableView does more than that – it provides an interface for displaying items in a way suitable for small screens, including features like multi-selection, editing, headers, and footers. It became the primary way of displaying menus and data in many apps.

Apple ensured a component style, UITableView, was carried over to SwiftUI from day one to keep this capability with us.

“How does the queuing mechanism work in a UITableView, and what are some best practices for optimizing its performance?”

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