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iOS Developer Interview Questions

Can you explain MVVM, and how it might be used on Apple's platforms?

Suggested approach: Start with the simple definition of Model (your data), View (your layout), and View Model (a way to store the state of your application independently from your UI), but make sure you give some time over to the slightly more nebulous parts – where does networking code go, for example? This is also a good place to bring up the importance of bindings to avoid lots of boilerplate, and that probably leads to SwiftUI.

  Estimated difficulty: Intermediate

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