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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

Building a UI with MVC/MVVM

Several known design patterns can help us build stable and complex screens, but MVC and MVVM are the most common and famous patterns.

Like many development areas, the topic of MVC and MVVM can be subject to personal preferences and opinions and may not always align with practical considerations. We always need to be careful with that, especially when interviewing for a job. Let me explain what I mean.

Solving different problems with MVC and MVVM

I want to go over several sentences I suggest avoiding when having a professional discussion with an interviewer or even colleagues:

  • “My app is built with MVVM architecture.”
  • “MVC is antique and a horrible architecture. I never use it.”
  • “This is not how MVVM works. Let me show you.”

Remember what I’ve said multiple times throughout the book – we should avoid dichotomous thinking as developers. MVC and MVVM solve different problems...