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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

Learning the importance of data structures

Data structures are the building blocks of our iOS development. In fact, data structures are the building blocks of many programming languages, and having a deep understanding in that area is the key to success in development and, therefore, passing an iOS interview.

What are considered to be data structures? Well, classes, structs, arrays, dictionaries, and sets are all examples of data structures.

But what precisely makes data structures so important? Here are a couple of reasons why data structures are an integral part of an iOS interview. Let’s list them before we go over some interview questions.

Increasing efficiency

We always have shortages and constraints when we discuss resources. Even though iOS devices have become much more powerful in the last few years, iOS development is no exception to the need for efficiency.

Each data structure has its own strength in terms of time and space complexity; therefore, it...