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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

Basic Swift features

Having a solid understanding of Swift’s basic concepts is essential, as a lack of knowledge in these areas can cause significant issues for iOS developers, not to mention job interviews.

Answering optionals questions

Optionals are a fundamental concept in Swift and help us to write safe and robust code. These can handle the possibility of a variable having no value (nil). We define optional by adding ? after the variable type.

Here's an example:

var name: String?

In the preceding line of code, name can contain a value or nil.

A simple way to unwrap an optional and extract its value is the if let statement:

var name: String? = "Avi"if let unwrappedValue = name {
    print("The unwrapped value is: \(unwrappedValue)")
} else {
    print("The optional was nil")

As we can see from our code snippet, the if let statement safely “extracts” the value...