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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

Mastering CocoaPods

CocoaPods is one of the most popular dependency managers for iOS developers and has been maintained for many years as an open source project.

CocoaPods is often the first choice for many library developers and has a massive collection of frameworks that can be easily integrated with iOS projects.

Besides having a vast collection of frameworks, CocoaPods supports integration with local frameworks. It can help us modularize our project to different libraries and make it more flexible and organized.

Let’s see how CocoaPods works and how it is built.

Learning how CocoaPods is built

When we use CocoaPods to manage dependencies in our Xcode project, CocoaPods creates a new workspace, which includes both our project and any dependencies we specified in our Podfile file. CocoaPods creates this workspace automatically when we run the pod install command.

Xcode Workspace

In Xcode, a workspace is a container for one or more Xcode projects and any...