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I’ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer.

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Dec 29, Ugur rated it really liked it Shelves: Hints thr how to solve each of the questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. I haven’t finished it, nor am I likely to any time soon — like a professional network, it’s the long maintenance that matters most, so this is something to have around to stay sharp whenever yo What do I think? I admit however, that i I read over it all while preparing for google interviews.

Surprisingly, not a single question eeition in a google interview came from any of the preparatory materials I went over. Although it was helpful for preparing, I felt Cracking the Code Interview is a solid birds-eye-view of many concepts needed for programming interviews, but I found it very lacking for algorithmic questions which may be asked during these interviews. How does the process work?


Cracking the Coding Interview

I admit however, that if I had followed up in implementation, that it would take me a bit to fill each one out. This book goes beyond the usual answers to questions likely to be asked.

What codinng when you get a question wrong? Probably the main take aways are: Cracking the Coding Interview: Really recommend to anyone prepping for coding interviews.

Cracking the Coding Interview: Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

It even discusses dress code which I found invaluable. Book is really very good!!!!! Overall, very useful – not just for people looking for change, but for every one looking to keep their mind sharp and fresh. Looking for beautiful books?

Okay, Enough of that! Visit my blog for this and other book reviews Cracking The Coding Interview: How do companies evaluate you? I’ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. How do you prepare for behavioral questions? It doesn’t help that the solutions are all in Java.


Nonetheless, it was interesting to look crackint it all and see how my prose solutions matched with actual implementation and see how I could improve. InGayle founded CareerCup. This is a great interview prep book, and I would recommend catering your focus to the types of companies you’re interviewing with.


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 backgrounds. Getting toasted in a Facebook interview doesn’t mean that the candidate evaluation process is broken!

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Prashant chaudhary Certified BuyerChennai 9 Mar, You’ve helped mediocre students like me to chase their wildest dreams without concession. This section covers how to prepare for behavioral questions and how to give strong, structured codimg.

Competitive 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 6th Edition, only the cover page looks good.

If you have keen interest in Data Structures lakamann Algorithms then you should have this book. RowlingHardcover Want to Read saving….