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His but regardless I have an opinion of itLaakmann McDowell Which last "Name Do I Choose "do I choose a thorough job of breaking down different kinds of interview uestions from brain teasers to OO uestions and there s a good breadth of difficulty as well My only gripe is that it seems like this book is for the Java enthusiast programmer WHO IS DYING TO INTERVIEW AT MICROSOFT RATHER THAN is dying to interview at Microsoft rather than else It doesn t help that the solutions are all in Java What is this the 90sSo take this book with a grain of salt I ve noticed companies moving towards a pair programming style of interview which focus on our skills as a programmer not a computer scientist Of course it just depends where Surfing: The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques (World Sports Guide) you interviewJava is so gross to look at For better or for worse this book is a must read for any developer at least from pragmatic point of view I personally don t see the current interview practices any good but reality is reality This book is a must have for any software engineer It doesn t matter whetherou already have the perfect job or The Infernal you are a college graduate who needs to findour first job it provides a good base for how programming interviews are done in the majority of the software companiesThe book is structured in two parts overview of how interviews for software engineers proceed and actual coding exercises with hints and complete answersThe overview of the interview process focuses on how most of the interviews in the software companies are done and confirming the fact that majority of the time in these interviews is spent actually coding on whiteboard which for bad or good is uite different than coding on a computer interviews is spent actually coding on whiteboard which for bad or good is uite different than coding on a computer the main take aways are The goal of the coding in the interview process is not to find out what ou know but how ou approach and think through a problem which ou ve never encountered before Observing what ou know is a side effect of facing unfamiliar problem which often reuires application of knowledge Heart of the Night Secret Agent Series you already know No one expectsou to solve a problem immediately or in one try The goal is to see how ou react to unfamiliar situation ability to find information analyze the problem looking for a starting point etc On similar note no one expects to be able to answer all the uestions You are graded not based on whether ou answered all uestions or not but on how well A Bush Calendar you perform against other interview candidates Did not help me crack the interview. Ues• Trees and Graphs• Bit Manipulation• Brain Teasers• Mathematics and Probability• Object Oriented Design• Recursion and Dynamic Programming• Sorting and Searching• Scalability and Memory Limits• Testing• C and C• Java• Databases• Threads and LocksFor the widest degree of readability the solutions are almost entirely written with Java with the exception of C C uestions A link is provided with the book so thatou can download compile and play with the solutions ourselfChanges from the Fourth Edition The fifth edition includes over 200 pages of new content bringing the book from 300 pages to over 500 pages Major revisions were done to almost every solution including a number of alternate solutions added The introductory chapters were massively expanded as were the opening of each of the chapters under Technical uestions In addition 24 new uestions were addedCracking the Coding Interview Fifth Edition is the most expansive detailed guide on how to ace our software development programming interviews.
Is a great interview prep book and I would recommend catering 50 Years of Silence your focus to the types of companiesou re interviewing withIn general most companies probably aren t going to give ou uestions from mathprobability and brain teasers the exception is the big name companies the author mentions Microsoft Google etcI actually brushed up on the java section last night before an interview today and believe it or not I was asked about a topic from the java overview "I was thankful I had the refresher For that reason alone I m giving this a 4 star rating The list "was thankful I had the refresher For that reason alone I m giving this a 4 star rating The list uestions and solutions is not comprehensive but I guess that is the point Coding interviews are about judging our approach to problems rather than specific solutions I found that some of the problems were uite simple compared to the difficulty level currently in force at various companies In particular would like to see dynamic programming problemsBut the way the solutions are laid out is amazing Although The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race you should try to solve itourself before reading the solutions once Punainen kuin veri you have solved itou should read the solutions anyway because he explains the approach he has taken to solve the problems and that turns out to be very valuableOverall very useful not just for people looking for change but for every one looking to keep their mind sharp and fresh This book attempts to define the format for programming interviews euating interviewing with competitive programming which is the type of programming used at events like IEEE Xtreme for programming interviews euating interviewing with competitive programming which is the type of programming used at events like IEEE Xtreme ACM ICPC among othersCompetitive programming has a lot of merit and provides a tangible demonstration of some of the programmer s abilities but in many cases high performance in these tasks will not be a predictor of on the job performance In this regard Cracking the Coding Interview is a bit of a disservice to the software engineering interviewing processIf Make You Mine you wish however to get better at this interviewing format I would rather recommend the following resources Learning Sedgewick s algorithms book and video course Exercises InterviewBit TopcoderIn addition to that a competitive programming book I recommend Competitive Programmer s Handbook by Antti Laaksonen which provides programmer to programmer advice in a linear easy to follow format with code examples This makes me not want to be a programmer or a developer I suppose it s fair to say I ll never uite be finished reading Codeou need to knowBefore the InterviewIn order to ace the interview More Than a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy you first need to get an interview This section describes what a software engineer's resume should look like and whatou should be doing well before our interviewBehavioral PreparationAlthough most of a software engineering interview will be technical behavioral uestions matter too This section covers how to prepare for behavioral uestions and how to give strong structured responsesTechnical uestions 5 Algorithm ApproachesThis section covers how to prepare for technical uestions without wasting our time and teaches actionable ways to solve the trickiest algorithm problems It also teaches Halftime with Craig you what exactly good coding is when it comes to an interview150 Programming uestions and AnswersThis section forms the bulk of the book Each section opens with a discussion of the core knowledge and strategies to tackle this type of uestion diving into exactly howou break down and solve it Topics covered include• Arrays and Strings• Linked Lists• Stacks and ue. Indispensable I absolutely hate the way technical interviews are
DONE FOR PROGRAMMERS CAN YOU IMAGINE IF A HEARTfor programmers Can The Year the Maps Changed you imagine if a heart went to interview at a hospital and they handed him a game of Operation to play That s how we interview programmers It s so stupid I could go on and on about it for paragraphsBut ifou want to work at the top tech companies "In The World You Have To Play The Game Incredibly "the world ou have to play the game incredibly and poorly aligned it is to the task at hand And if ou re about to head out on some coding interviews reading Cracking the Coding Interview is the single most important thing Great Short Stories of Detection Mystery and Horror you can do forourself It s simply phenomenalThere are definitely some sections that Gayle doesn t seem particularly interested in For example the coverage of Bit Manipulation seemed a bit cursory like it s an area that she s not super familiar with or comfortable with herself But for the most part all of the major stuff is covered in the right level of detail It s good to review but if Unstuck you weren t already somewhat familiar with a lot of these data structures and concepts I m not sure that the book works as an introductionOne major omission is the coverage of Tries They get a shout out as a data structure that basically doesn t show up in interviews but I interviewed at 5 major tech companies after reading this book and Tries were the right solution in three of themOverall though the reason to get this book is for the set of uestions uestions that are exactly the kind of thingsou get asked in coding interviews Each uestion has some hints as well as the answers in the back Take the book and practice solving has some hints as well as the answers in the back Take the book and practice solving problems on an actual whiteboard Don t skip to the answers but feel free to read the hints most interviewers will provide similar hints There s simply nothing else Adam in Ochre: Inside Aboriginal Australia you can do that better emulates the coding interview than practicing the problems in this book It s a must have I am very negative about hiring practices in the US software industry where often for a pizza delivery kind of job they interview as if they need a space ship pilot And this book and many similar ones are culmination of this flawed approach that forces people to memorize tricky tasks and their solutions instead of developing strong CS and Math backgroundsOverall the book was OK to get a taste of what insanity to expect on coding interviews But almost every topic in the book is covered much better elsewhere This. Now in the 5th edition Cracking the Coding Interview givesou the interview preparation The Storytellers Muse you need to get the top software developer jobs This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to aceour interview The book is over 500 pages and includes 150 programming interview uestions and answers as well as other adviceThe full list of topics are as followsThe Interview ProcessThis section offers an overview on uestions are selected and how Breve diccionario artúrico you will be evaluated What happens whenou get a uestion wrong When should Le corps des femmes: La bataille de l'intime you start preparing and how What language shouldou use All these uestions and are answeredBehind the ScenesLearn what happens behind the scenes during Saving the Omegas The Legion Omegas your interview how decisions really get made whoou interview with and what they ask The Sheep Pig you Companies covered include Google Yahoo Microsoft Apple and FacebookSpecial SituationsThis section explains the process for experience candidates Program Managers Dev Managers Testers SDETs and Learn whatour interviewers are looking for and how much. ,