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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

Passing the architecture interview

The architecture interview aims to test complex architectural problems. One of its aspects is to see how we plan, approach a problem, and ask relevant questions. Unlike the coding interview, which handles simple or minor problems, the architecture interview requires us to have a broader point of view of how iOS apps are built. That’s one of the reasons why the interviewer will probably be a senior developer, a tech, or a team lead.

The interview covers design patterns, computer science principles, and architecture decisions. This is the interview where we get the chance to shine and show our best as iOS developers. We must lead the discussion, communicate our concerns, and present our thoughts.

We’ve got Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 covering app architecture and design patterns (we will also discuss the differences between them, don’t worry!).

In most hiring processes, the architecture interview is the last stage before...