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Cracking the Coding Interview : 150 Programming Questions and Solutions (English) 5th Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs.480

Cracking The Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions And Solutions is a book authored by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, a veteran in the sphere of Information and Communications Technology. The book helps people aspiring to work in the sector by preparing them for the questions that may be asked in the interview.

Summary Of The Book

Cracking The Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions And Solutions has chapters dedicated to topics on which candidates will be quizzed in interviews. The concepts have been explained well and questions have been posed for the reader to test his knowledge. The book not only prepares a candidate for quizzes on different topics, but also presents behind the scene information regarding interviews conducted by software and internet giants like Microsoft, Yahoo! and Google. It also presents candidates with a list of dos and don’ts at the interview.

Cracking The Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions And Solutions has been divided into 12 sections. Before answering questions from different topics on the subject, the book addresses minute details about interview processes conducted by companies between sections I and VII. 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. The section entitled Interview Questions has been dedicated to topics like linked lists, arrays and strings, sorting and searching and stacks and queues. Chapters on C++ and Java Programming have been included in the Knowledge Based part of this section.

Cracking The Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions And Solutions will be helpful in terms of the insider’s information provided about interviews conducted by Google, Apple and other IT giants.

About Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Gayle Laakmann McDowell has been in the Information and Communications Technology industry for a long time and has worked for different companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple. She has penned another book called The Google Resume.

McDowell has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in computer science. She taught two computer courses in the University of Washington. She has her own venture, CareerCup, which prepares aspiring techies for interviews with IT companies through forums for discussion, and videos of mock interviews. She had been on the hiring committee at Google for 3 years.

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Author Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Book Details
Publisher Careercup
Publication Year 2011 August
ISBN-13 9780984782802
ISBN-10 098478280X
Language English
Edition 5thEdition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 510 Pages
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Width 5.82 inch
Height 8.85 inch
Weight 680 g
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Excellent book, but do you need it?

As other reviewers have mentioned, it's an excellent book, since the author had the privilege to work in some of the top software companies that we aspire to.
But if you're hoping to crack one of those interviews as the author would like you to, by reading her book, you'll be disappointed. No book containing just questions (150 in this case) can cover the vastness of the software field.
So, my advice would be to first study the topics of algorithms, programming etc. from good books. If you study them thoroughly and practise, you will not need this book.

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12 Nov 2011
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The missing ingredient!

Was it ever your dream to be in one of the top-notch companies India (the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe etc) & you thought the interview rounds were too hard. Well, the rounds are hard (believe me) only because facing those questions on the spot makes your brain go drifting somewhere else (happened to me..).

But if you already had a taste of whats going to come, you are prepared, you are confident & you will give it your best shot.

With a systematic approach even tough goals can be achieved, this book will help you in that systematic approach(from A to Z). Before this book I u...
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Was it ever your dream to be in one of the top-notch companies India (the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe etc) & you thought the interview rounds were too hard. Well, the rounds are hard (believe me) only because facing those questions on the spot makes your brain go drifting somewhere else (happened to me..).

But if you already had a taste of whats going to come, you are prepared, you are confident & you will give it your best shot.

With a systematic approach even tough goals can be achieved, this book will help you in that systematic approach(from A to Z). Before this book I u...
Was it ever your dream to be in one of the top-notch companies India (the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe etc) & you thought the interview rounds were too hard. Well, the rounds are hard (believe me) only because facing those questions on the spot makes your brain go drifting somewhere else (happened to me..).

But if you already had a taste of whats going to come, you are prepared, you are confident & you will give it your best shot.

With a systematic approach even tough goals can be achieved, this book will help you in that systematic approach(from A to Z). Before this book I used to collect all the questions & categorize them in different sections from easy to hard - phew!! it was a painful job - If that work has already been done by someone(very decently), why not use it & build it on top of that!

My highest recommendations!!

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20 May 2012
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Excellent for professionals, not useful for rookies

This book is very straightforward, author assumes that you are Pro programmer with proficiency in data structures algorithms and their implementation and coding language, so she presents you straight answers to the problems, no explanation.
So professionals preparing to switch their job should read this book it is great for them but students of final year computer science or IT stream won't gain much from this book instead they'll get confused..

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Do the thinking after you buy it.

I have gone through many interview prep books and frankly speaking, there isn't any better alternative out there. Some are loosely organized, some are bland and some are too C -centric. These days, most coders like me are usually comfortable with Java and C# concepts and with the liberty in interviews to code in any language, this insider's account of interviews and how to prepare for it is apt and meaty. I also think that you should not stick to any particular timeline for buying this book. 1 week or 1 year before you face the big day does not matter at all. This book will shape the way... ()

I have gone through many interview prep books and frankly speaking, there isn't any better alternative out there. Some are loosely organized, some are bland and some are too C -centric. These days, most coders like me are usually comfortable with Java and C# concepts and with the liberty in interviews to code in any language, this insider's account of interviews and how to prepare for it is apt and meaty. I also think that you should not stick to any particular timeline for buying this book. 1 week or 1 year before you face the big day does not matter at all. This book will shape the way...
I have gone through many interview prep books and frankly speaking, there isn't any better alternative out there. Some are loosely organized, some are bland and some are too C -centric. These days, most coders like me are usually comfortable with Java and C# concepts and with the liberty in interviews to code in any language, this insider's account of interviews and how to prepare for it is apt and meaty. I also think that you should not stick to any particular timeline for buying this book. 1 week or 1 year before you face the big day does not matter at all. This book will shape the way you think out algorithms and handle concepts like bit manipulation and scalability. Once you are through with the problems given here, you can just take out a pen and pad and tackle any problem in the huge database of questions available on the author's site.

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21 Feb 2012
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NO MORE PROBLEMS SEEMS TO ME NOW--->N-P HARD

Gayle Book (cracking the coding interview)is really help me a lot...not only in improving my concepts but also HOW TO APPROACH A PARTICULAR PROBLEM in different scenerios whether optimizing TIME O(nlogN) or optimizing space(O(1)) . Also her Site CarrierCup provides a GOOd Discussion Forum Where one can Post or Share Good question and The good thing about it is that students from Different Countries JOIned and Heavily Participated.GAyle book (cracking the coding interview) contains many different aspects of computational science in which most interesting part I like is Scalibility and Memory... ()

Gayle Book (cracking the coding interview)is really help me a lot...not only in improving my concepts but also HOW TO APPROACH A PARTICULAR PROBLEM in different scenerios whether optimizing TIME O(nlogN) or optimizing space(O(1)) . Also her Site CarrierCup provides a GOOd Discussion Forum Where one can Post or Share Good question and The good thing about it is that students from Different Countries JOIned and Heavily Participated.GAyle book (cracking the coding interview) contains many different aspects of computational science in which most interesting part I like is Scalibility and Memory...
Gayle Book (cracking the coding interview)is really help me a lot...not only in improving my concepts but also HOW TO APPROACH A PARTICULAR PROBLEM in different scenerios whether optimizing TIME O(nlogN) or optimizing space(O(1)) . Also her Site CarrierCup provides a GOOd Discussion Forum Where one can Post or Share Good question and The good thing about it is that students from Different Countries JOIned and Heavily Participated.GAyle book (cracking the coding interview) contains many different aspects of computational science in which most interesting part I like is Scalibility and Memory limits. and at Last i recommed to all viewers that If u want to save time on making concepts (NOt only just to solve the problems But how TO CRACK THE PROBLEM WITHIN A SEC)...this book will definitely GONNA HElp you............... "

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A must have, If you are aspiring for top companies!!

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