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iOS Developer Interview Questions

How would you explain protocol-oriented programming to a new Swift developer?

Suggested approach: POP is a Swift buzzword, but don’t get carried away with the hype here: focus on why it’s different from OOP, and what benefits you think it has. You might want talk about horizontal vs vertical architectures here – larger codebases are likely to have sizable class hierarchies – but you could also talk about how POP is able to work with structs and enums as well as classes.

  Estimated difficulty: Intermediate

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