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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

Going through the Interview Process

Many candidates (or even employers) summarize iOS development as primarily “Swift”. But narrowing the iOS developer role to just a programming language is a very simplistic way of looking at it. An iOS developer (in fact, any developer) has a bundle of capabilities, even if we don’t feel that way. We must show knowledge not only in Swift but also in computer science. Some iOS development fundamentals are also essential, such as UIKit or Foundation.

Being an iOS developer doesn’t sum up to just coding skills. A senior iOS developer must design a robust app with a clean architecture, write unit tests, manage CI/CD processes, deploy beta/alpha versions, manage certificates, and provision profiles.

And what about some soft skills? Communication and time management are essentials in today’s dynamic market.

As we can tell from the pointers we just discussed, being an iOS developer means a bundle of capabilities...