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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

Excelling in a home assessment

A home assessment is a common interview task many companies use to check a candidate’s skills in dealing with a real-world problem. Home assessments require us to plan, architect, code, test, and deploy, sometimes with unfamiliar iOS topics we have no experience with.

Let’s start with analyzing what a home assessment is.

What does a home assessment look like?

The framework for a regular home assessment won’t come to you as a surprise. However, it is still worth going over it so we can be aligned on the process:

  1. Assignment: This is the initial phase where we receive the task, including the requirements and instructions.
  2. Understanding: In this stage, we carefully read the instructions and analyze the requirements. This is also the phase where we ask the interviewer anything we are unclear about and clarify what we must do.
  3. Execution: This is the current assignment implementation, which typically takes place...