Rather, calm yourself down, take your time, try to think about it from all possible angles and describe the process you followed. It's good to review but if 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 introduction. If you are in a coding interview and you write code with one-letter variable names—like I so often see in coding interviews—the interviewer is going to assume that is how you normally write the code that you put into production in real-world applications. Show that you are interested in learning and that you don't just want to get the answer right, but you want to understand it. But for the most part, all of the major stuff is covered, in the right level of detail. And, when I ask about taking notes, so they'll know what they need to work on next time and improve? I used this book to prepare for my interviews with Microsoft, and Gayle's insight gave me a great idea of how to prepare and how to ace the interview.
I absolutely hate the way technical interviews are done for programmers. This book is her self-experience where she told how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, how to break down a problem into manageable chunks and how to develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck. This is not only hard to carry forward but also is a turn-off. In particular would like to see more dynamic programming problems. If I had read this book first and knew what was coming I think I would have nailed it.
The speed of slow pointer is 1 and faster pointer is 2. If 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. Don't make excuses like you aren't feeling well or your mommy forgot to pack your lunch today. Bonus: Want to avoid a lot of this and get the job anyway? 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. If you want a chance at cracking the coding interview, you have to be able to code.
I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. My code is off the hook. All my solutions are public on. Your variable names are perfect and make angels cry. Most decent public companies Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Twitter, Amazon, Uber, Lyft do basically the same thing. . It is one of the best books for preparing coding and programming interviews.
If it has been a while since you've really dug into data structure and algorithm topics, I'd skim the sample questions here, then do some deep review elsewhere before coming back to approach the book agai This was a good place to start when prepping for a recent technical interview. What happens when you get a question wrong? How do you get a portfolio? The introductory chapters were massively expanded, as were the opening of each of the chapters under Technical Questions. I have no plans to. Design a game like hangman or snake at the command line is pretty popular. Ok, enough about that one. You may find my course, , a useful tool to fit all the pieces together. The implementation is post below.
If you liked this blog post— if you found it funny or at all entertaining, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy So, Seriously, Look, it's way better than Cracking the Coding Interview, sorry Gayle , just Ok, that's all I have to say… Peace! Anyway, here is the deal: No one is going to be super impressed if you whip out code super fast, but do it carelessly—even if your code is flawless. They will type it up and it should work. One example would be the car park one. Cracking the Coding Interview is one of the best books to remember old topics. Facebook has been taking risks for years.
It will let you know what areas to improve on and which ones are normally asked and they really do get asked! You should keep the persons engaged otherwise the atmosphere will become awkward for all. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. But, you gotta make it look like you at least gave it some effort. You should not also blame someone else for anything. Otherwise the book is great. Your code is abysmal Before going into a coding interview, practice being interviewed. I could have written the book in pseudocode like 's et al.
But almost every topic in the book is covered much better elsewhere. Let me give you a bit of an example that will illustrate what I'm about to tell you. Let's pretend like they are sane and you're sane. This rapport might bring you under the spot-light which you needed. You need to write the code that can compile on the whiteboard. So here's to you, Gayle.