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iOS Developer Interview Questions

How would you explain ARC to a new iOS developer?

Suggested approach: Automatic reference counting is a feature that Objective-C developers had to think about every day, but Swift developers mostly forget it's even there. Focus on why it saves developer time (less work) and what performance problems it might have (extra CPU time).

  Estimated difficulty: Advanced

Important notes

  • There are over 150 interview questions in the system. Once you've read the question and come up with a suitable answer, try reading my suggested approach and see if it helps you add more detail.
  • These questions are not designed to be hard; a good interviewer is more interested in generating discussion that lets your ability and interests shine through.
  • If you answer a question with "yes" or "no" you've missed the point – interviewers prefer you to provide reasoning, explanation, or detail, so try to elaborate with examples!
  • If you're looking for detailed technical questions about the language, you should try my Swift tests instead – there are multiple challenges that will work your brain hard.
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