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The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook

By : Avi Tsadok
Book Image

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

Empowering user experience with animations

Unlike what many think, animations in iOS are not for “fun”- they play a significant role in providing our app with a sleek and smooth experience. As a result, they are part of our developer’s tools set.

Animation in iOS relies on a framework called Core Animation, which is one of UIKit's dependencies. So, even though this chapter discusses UIKit, we can find Core Animation in many classes and methods in UIKit.

Going over the core concepts of animation in UIKit

So, what do we need to know about animations when practicing for an interview?

We need to know several classes, terms, methods, and techniques. Let’s go over them before we move on to an advanced interview question.

Performing UIView animations

UIView animations are probably the simplest animations we have in UIKit. In a UIView animation, we provide a closure with our final state, and UIKit runs the animation automatically. Let’...