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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

Covering the Codable protocol

The Codable protocol is an important Swift feature that allows us to convert serialized data such as a string to a data structure we can work with.

The first thing to know about the Codable protocol is that it combines two other protocols – “Encodable” and “Decodable.” These two protocols help us to convert data both ways.

Data objects (such as structs) need to conform to the Codable protocol so that we can convert them back and forth.

Here’s a simple code snippet:

struct Person: Codable {    var name: String
    var age: Int
    var address: String
let person = Person(name: "John", age: 30, address: "123 Main St.")
let encoder = JSONEncoder()
let data = try encoder.encode(person)
let decoder = JSONDecoder()
let person = try decoder.decode(Person.self, from: data)

As we can see in the preceding code block, Person conforms...