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.
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
i liked the questions and explanations more in this than in ...
i liked the questions and explanations more in this than in Cracking the Coding Interview. Definitely a little on the easy side but I got an exact question from this in an interview once
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Introduction to Coding Interviews.
By Marcello Tomasini
This is an intro book you must go through it before approaching more extensive books like "Cracking the Coding Interview" by McDowell.
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Fundamentals, some questions, no hashtables
Great review on fundamentals. It doesn't have many sample interview questions. But if there are any you do not understand in here, you know which algorithms/datastructures you should probably brush up on in case they are needed in interviews.
I don't think this has anything on hashing and hashtables. It seems to have everything else I remember from algorithms/datastructure courses I once took.