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Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions 6th Edition

AuthorGayle Laakmann McDowell

Published date: July 2015

March 21, 2024
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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0984782850

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CareerCup; 6th edition (July 1, 2015)

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 687 pages

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0984782869

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0984782857

  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.9 pounds

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1.59 x 10 inches

Book Description

"Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition" is a comprehensive guide designed to help software engineers prepare for and excel in technical interviews. Written by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, a renowned software engineer and interview expert, this book offers invaluable insights and practical advice based on her extensive experience as both an interviewer and a candidate. The book covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of computer science to advanced algorithms, and provides a step-by-step approach to tackling even the most challenging interview questions.

Key Features

  • 189 real-world programming interview questions, covering a broad spectrum of difficulty levels

  • Detailed walk-throughs for deriving optimal solutions to each problem

  • Valuable hints and strategies for solving each of the 189 questions, mimicking real interview scenarios

  • Five proven approaches to tackling algorithm questions, enabling you to solve even unfamiliar problems

  • In-depth coverage of essential topics, including big O time complexity, data structures, and core algorithms

  • Insider perspectives on the hiring processes at top companies like Google and Facebook

  • Techniques for preparing and excelling in the behavioral aspects of the interview

What You Will Learn?

By working through the content in "Cracking the Coding Interview," you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of essential computer science concepts and algorithms

  • Learn how to break down complex problems into manageable components

  • Acquire techniques for overcoming mental blocks and getting unstuck during problem-solving

  • Gain confidence in your ability to tackle a wide variety of interview questions

  • Understand the expectations and best practices for interviewing at top tech companies

  • Improve your communication skills and ability to articulate your thought process during interviews

Who this Book is for?

This book is a must-have resource for:

  • Software engineers preparing for technical interviews at any level of experience

  • Computer science students and graduates looking to transition into the software industry

  • Interviewers and hiring managers seeking to improve their interviewing skills and hiring processes

  • Anyone looking to brush up on their computer science fundamentals and problem-solving abilities

About the Author

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is a highly respected authority on technical interviews and career development in the software industry. With a background in software engineering, she has worked at top companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. At Google, she served on the hiring committee, conducting hundreds of interviews and evaluating thousands of candidates. Through her company, CareerCup, Gayle has collaborated with leading tech companies to improve their hiring practices and develop interviewer training programs. She holds degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

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