Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job

Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job
By John Mongan, Noah Kindler, Eric Giguère

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Be prepared for your next job interview with this tried-and-true advice

In today's tight job market, competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition of a popular guide to programming interviews includes new code examples, information on the latest languages, new chapters on sorting and design patterns, tips on using LinkedIn, and a downloadable app to help prepare applicants for the interview. Like its earlier editions, this guide covers what software companies and IT departments want their programmers to know and includes plenty of helpful hints to boost your confidence.

  • Looks at current job search and hiring processes, such as the rise of LinkedIn and other social networks as recruiting resources
  • Addresses the most important languages for a programmer to know and features examples in multiple languages
  • Includes new programming questions designed to sharpen your knowledge
  • Features all-new chapters on design patterns and sorting, including how to deal with memory constraints and mobility issues

Walk into your next job interview with confidence, knowing you have thoroughly studied this newest edition of Programming Interviews Exposed.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #11854 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 2012-11-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.20" h x .80" w x 7.30" l, 1.26 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 336 pages


  • Wrox Press

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From the Back Cover

Get the job you want by gaining the interview skills you need

Landing a great programming job isn't a matter of luck; it's a matter of being prepared for the unique challenges of the technical job search. Programming interviews require a different set of skills than day-to-day programming, so even expert programmers often struggle if they don't know what to expect. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition teaches you the skills you need to apply your programming expertise to the types of problems most frequently encountered in interviews at top tech companies today. Step-by-step solutions to an extensive set of sample interview questions simulate the interview experience to hone the skills you've learned. After you've worked through this book, you'll approach your interviews with confidence, knowing you can solve any problem that stands between you and the job you really want.

Programming Interviews Exposed:

  • Leads you through the job search process, including the most effective techniques for employing LinkedIn and other social networks
  • Teaches you the techniques you need to solve any interview problem
  • Illustrates the full thought process of application of these techniques to real interview problems with step-by-step solutions
  • Solves each problem with code in C, C++, C# or Java, with emphasis on object-oriented solutions
  • Includes new chapters on sorting and design patterns and new questions on 64-bit computing and secure programming practices

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About the Author

John Mongan is a resident radiologist at UC San Francisco, conducting research in medical informatics. He has a PhD in bioinformatics and several patents on software testing technologies.

Eric Giguere is a software engineer at Google with over 20 years of professional programming experience. He has a master's degree in computer science and is the author of several programming books.

Noah Kindler is VP Technology at the security technology company Avira. He leads software design and development teams across several products with a user base of over 100 million.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Recommended for a quick review!
By Roger Ngo
Read this a few times in the past to keep my mind sharp when it comes to programming and algorithms. I believe this is one of the standard books to review when it comes to “programming interview prep”.

I found the chapters on Linked Lists (ch 4), Graphs (ch 5), Strings (ch 6) and Recursion (ch 7) to be the most useful.

The explanations provided in the book was good, but I wouldn’t use it as a pure substitute for learning data structures. I prefer textbooks for that.

The exercises however, are the meat of this book. Each of the questions presented are very practical and are pretty close to what you would be asked in an interview. I’d say if you want to really prepare for your typical programming interview, definitely pick this books up.

It’s also pretty useful for a quick read for a review of data structures and basic algorithmic concepts if you find that you were very comfortable with theoretical CS in the past and and just want to brush up in a practical sense.

Highly recommended buy. I have already read this book 3 or 4 times already in the past 6 years or so. :)

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book for competent CS majors
By John
Awesome book. It is clearly tailored to those who have already studied CS extensively. Other books I've tried have wasted my time explaining simple concepts, but this book gets right to business.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4A Good Resource
By Mr. Orph
Excellent resource. Opened my eyes after having not had to interview for 15 years, this really broke it down for me. Highly recommend this as one of the things you can do to assist in getting through any software engineering job interview.

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