I am a software engineer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn or re-learn core computer science concepts, and practice on interview questions and solutions.
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Shelves: have-hardcopy , programming , business , have-softcopy Indispensable. I absolutely hate the way technical interviews are done for programmers.
Can you imagine if a heart surgeon went to interview at a hospital, and they handed him a game of "Operation" to play?
But, if you want to work at the top tech companies in the world, you have to play the game, incredibly stupid and poorly aligned it is to the task at hand. But for the most part, all of the major stuff is covered, in the right level of detail. One major omission is the coverage of Tries. Overall though, the reason to get this book is for the set of questions. Questions that are exactly the kind of things you get asked in coding interviews.
Each question has some hints, as well as the answers in the back. Take the book, and practice solving the problems on an actual whiteboard.
Laakmann McDowell? Which last name do I choose? My only gripe is that it seems like this book is more for the Java-enthusiast programmer who is dying to interview at Microsoft, rather than So, take this book with a grain of salt. Of course, it just depends where you interview. Java is so gross to look at. 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.
Overall 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 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. But almost every topic in the book is covered much better elsewhere.
Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions