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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

Avoiding red flags

Now that we understand what live coding interviews and home assessments are, let’s briefly discuss perfection. Do we have to provide a perfect solution to pass the interview? What is the interviewer looking for?

That’s not an easy question as it may differ for various interviewers and companies.

But there’s something that all interviewers will look out for: red flags. The fact that we didn’t provide an optimized solution or didn’t know a particular Swift feature can be accepted by many interviewers – in most cases, they are looking for signals of something unhealthy in the way we approach, think, and code.

There are red flags we should avoid, even if they may initially seem insignificant to the interview process. Let’s go over some of them now.

Inability to explain or defend a solution

This is a red flag that incorporates two crucial missing skills. The first one is deep thinking and code/design understanding...