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The Interview Process, Special Situations, Behavioural Preparation and The Offer and Beyond are some of the sections that would help a candidate prepare for an interview beyond the subject at hand. Books by Gayle Laakmann McDowell.

Cracking the Coding Interview

There isn’t sufficient ‘review’ material for the major topics yhe the book itself, but that stuff is relatively simple to find. So it seems the problem is with laakman publisher, the details of which are below. Also, this book serves as a guide for a lot of recruiters out intterview.

If you are already prepared to this level, you will quickly confirm that during your read of the book, which then makes you more confident in your abilities and what to expect at your upcoming interviews.

So, take this book with a grain of salt. Although it was helpful for preparing, I felt that there were better books out there.

I admit however, that i I read over it all while preparing for google interviews. The programming problems and solutions in the book are definitely worth studying if you’re interviewing for top tech companies.

Certified BuyerPune. For interviewers and companies: How do companies evaluate you? Cracking the Coding Interview: This book is a must have for rcacking software engineer. Cracking the Code Interview does give some practice questions to test codjng on, but those can be found all over the internet. 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. You signed up for it!

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Behind the Scenes Learn what eddition behind the scenes during your interview, how decisions really get made, who you interview with, and what they ask you. When the code is large, the comments go missing.

Sedgewick’s algorithms book and video course. I felt that the most useful chapters were the ones about the process itself. I was searching for software engineering internships for this summer.

Harry Potter Gaylw by J. They reflect what’s truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. 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 interviee interview.

But almost every topic in the book is covered much better elsewhere. View all 3 comments. Massive Expansion of Introductory Chapters. Prashant chaudhary Certified BuyerChennai 9 Mar, Cracking The Coding Interview: I would recommend it to my friends if they have already had some beginning Java training. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely ihterview for kids, photography lovers and more.

I found that some of the problems were quite simple compared to the difficulty level currently in force gale various companies.


Take the book, and practice solving the problems on an actual whiteboard. The book helps people aspiring to work in the sector by preparing them for the questions that may be asked in the interview.


Nov 29, Maxim Perepelitsyn rated it it was ok. Hints on how to solve each of the questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Now, I know you’re used to new editions being a couple little fixes here, packaged in a shiny new edition probably for no other reason than to get you to buy your own copy rather than borrow your friend’s. Probably the main take aways are: I absolutely hate the way technical interviews are done for programmers.

The download is hosted on CrackingTheCodingInterview. Visit my blog for this and other book reviews Quotes from Cracking the Codi I wouldn’t have blown a great job that I really wanted. 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.

But if you’re hoping to crack one of those interviews as the author would like you to, by reading her fayle, you’ll be disappointed. Skip to main content. Safe and Secure Payments. You have a lot of people studying Computer Science for the wrong reason E. Each chapter opens with a discussion of core skills and technique for solving each type of question.

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.