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Everything you need to know to succeed in the programming interview and get the job you want Whether you are a veteran programmer seeking a new position or a whiz kid starting your career, interviewing for a programming job requires special preparation. The interview is likely to consist of an hour-long interactive oral exam in computers, programming, and logic. This helpful guide will give you the tools necessary to breeze through the test and make a lasting impression that will get you a top-dollar offer!
Mongan and Suojanen take you step-by-step through the same problems that they were asked on technical interviews. These veterans use their experience with the technical interview process to prepare you for any situation. With their help, youll gain critical interviewing skills such as how to ask effective questions, how to best approach a problem, and what to do when you get stuck. Integrated throughout the book are problems
taken from real interviews at top computer companies, followed by an in-depth analysis and explanation of the thought process leading to solutions. By focusing on techniques and not just answers, youll be able to apply what you learn to the wide variety of problems you will face during an interview. The problems included in this book will challenge your programming skills and help you ace the programming interview! Problem types include:
- Programming problems with emphasis on data structures and recursion
- Logic puzzles, counting and measuring problems, and spatial reasoning
- Knowledge-based problems that cover todays most important technologies
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Interviewing fora programming job requires special preparation for solving difficult programming problems. This helpful guide will give you the tools necessary to breeze through the test and make a lasting impression that will land you the job!
This guide aims to offer everything a programmer needs to know to survive the programmer's interview based on the authors' own interview experience over 1999. It provides the tools necessary to breeze through the test and make a lasting impression that will land the job.
Everything you need to know to survive the programmer's interview and get the job you wantWhether you are a veteran programmer seeking a new position, or a whiz-kid starting your first job search, interviewing for a programming job requires special preparation. The interviewer will present you with several challenging programming problems, and give you an hour or so to find the most elegant and economical solutions while being watched the entire time. This helpful guide will give you the tools necessary to breeze through the test and make a lasting impression that will land you the job! Readers will learn how to ask effective questions, how to decide what language to code in, and how to choose the best approach to solving a problem. Included are 50 interview problems and in-depth analysis of the possible solutions.
About the Author
JOHN MONGAN graduated from Stanford with a BS in chemistry. He is a self-taught programmer and has been working as a consultant for Autodesk for the past two years. He has three pending patents on software testing and related technologies.
NOAH SUOJANEN graduated from Stanford with a BS in computer science. He has worked for USWeb and Boeing and is currently working for contact.com.
Table of Contents
The Job Application Process.
Approaches to Programming Problems.
Trees and Graphs.
Arrays and Strings.
Other Programming Topics.
Counting, Measuring, and Ordering Puzzles.
Graphical and Spatial Puzzles.