Who am I?

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My name is Alex. I'm an iOS and Rails consultant and architect. I've built more than 20 iOS apps from scratch and worked on 4+ years old legacy codebases. I've gained a lot of experience interviewing developers for Silicon Valley startups and consultancies and would love to share that knowledge.

I also host Inside iOS Dev podcast and am a co-founder of Smart Cloud.

What's Inside?

The book is packed with:
  • 10 chapters over 193 pages covering topics ranging from Swift, resumes, and UI to Networking, Storage and Design Patterns
  • 72+ interview questions and answers
  • red flags, i.e. what not to say answering some of the questions
  • Big Picture overview of what there is to know on iOS platform
  • Chapter on UI questions
  • Chapter on Networking questions
  • Chapter on Storage questions
  • Chapter on Design Patterns and Architecture questions
  • Chapter on Resumes, Github, and general "marketing" of yourself that you need to do to get interviews for better jobs
  • A package of Swift Playgrounds with code samples (updated for Swift 3.1!) in the book

Click on this link to see full table of contents.

This is a great book for iOS developers junior to senior! Here are some testimonials:

- Yusuke Kawanabe, Lead iOS Engineer at Nima Labs
- Will Lundy, iOS Developer at Wells Fargo
Alex Bush's book, "The iOS Interview Guide" is a very helpful resource for a variety of reasons. It helps the experienced developer prepare for their next career move by identifying concepts, and areas that technology companies will ask about during the application, and interview process. The book is an excellent resource because it's not simply a checklist of topics, and concepts, to study, but also discusses these concepts as well, and identifies potential pitfalls that the unsuspecting applicant may fall into during the interview process. This book is also a valuable resource for the junior developer who is trying to get an understanding as to what skills are expected from someone who is senior. This book helps chart a course for the junior developer in better improving their skills, and identifying those key areas which are important, thus allowing the junior developer to plan out their career development more efficiently. This book is indeed a valuable resource for developers in all stages of their careers. Thanks Alex for doing such a wonderful job!
- Fayyazuddin Syed, Senior iOS Developer
"Alex has hit a home-run with the iOS interview guide. It has been my go to reference while looking for a job in this field. I can't thank him enough for sharing his insight into what it takes to be prepared for an interview at any level of your career!"
- Paul DeFilippi, iOS Developer
"An excellent guide to help self-starter iOS programmers land their dream jobs. This book can be your ultimate guide for your iOS development study as well as getting your first job as an iOS developer."
- Jon Lu, Freelance iOS Developer
"As a junior developer, I just want to say that the information you’re sharing is top notch and extremely eye-opening to the naive approaches that I have taken. Thank you so much for doing this."
Jovanny Espinal, Software Engineer at Blue Apron
"I am glad to inform you that your book on Swift Interview question helped me a lot , I have two current jobs under process for next rounds. All of the question I have answered the same way as you wrote in Expected Answer. It is really worth buying it ."
- Ramkrishna Baddi, iOS Developer

OMG!!! I'm interviewing right now! How can I get it?

The book is available in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats. You can get it right now by clicking on the button below. What you'll get is the current book content plus all the future updates in this first edition.

What if I'm not currently interviewing but would like to learn more about iOS best practices?

The book is helpful as a general guide to iOS best practices as well.

I'm working on a continuation of this book with more content (text, video, and audio) about iOS development. I'd love to chat with you about it. Feel free to sign up below.


Have questions?

Email: alex.bush@smartcloud.io

Twitter: @alex_v_bush

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexvbush/