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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)
1
Part 1: Everything about Interviews
5
Part 2: Swift Language and Coding
9
Part 3: The Frameworks
14
Part 4: Design and Architecture

Debugging

A famous quote says:

“Programming is not about being the best at writing code, it’s about being the best at debugging code.”

This quote sounds weird, right? But, when we think about it, we spend many coding hours debugging our (or others') code.

Our debugging skills can sometimes determine whether a phase lasts a few days or weeks.

One of the mistakes developers make when practicing for job interviews is focusing only on code writing and forgetting about debugging. But debugging is one of the most important tools we have as developers, and we can expect at least one or two debug questions in our interview.

“Can you explain how to debug memory leaks in iOS applications?”

Why is this question important?

First, let’s be aligned on what a memory leak is. A memory leak doesn’t mean an app with high memory usage – that’s a widespread misconception.

A memory leak means an app was allocated...