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iOS Developer Interview Questions

How would you identify and resolve a retain cycle?

Suggested approach: The first step is identification – looking for a place where leaks happen, and it’s important to mention either Instruments or the Memory Graph Debugger here. Leaks don’t always means retain cycles (for example, unused caches are effectively leaks), but they are a good starting point. Once you’ve found a possible retain cycle, you need to decide which side of the cycle should be made weak rather than strong in order to resolve it.

  Estimated difficulty: Intermediate

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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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