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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.
|Number of Pages||510 Pages|
|Publication Year||2011 August|
|Author||Gayle Laakmann McDowell|
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Jun 16, 2015
Apr 27, 2015
A very good coverage of the interview patterns
Mar 9, 2015
Page quality is very bad
Feb 3, 2015
A great book
Jan 21, 2015
Perfect for interview preparation!
Mar 10, 2012
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.
Nov 12, 2011
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..).
May 20, 2012
Excellent for professionals, not useful for rookiesThis 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.
Jan 30, 2012
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 y… (Expand)
Feb 21, 2012
NO MORE PROBLEMS SEEMS TO ME NOW--->N-P HARDGayle 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 li… (Expand)
Venkateswara Rao Sanaka
Nov 2, 2011
Great companion for preparationI got the 5th edition in 3 days, thanks to Flipkart.
Mar 9, 2015
Page quality is very badThe page quality of this book is very bad. It seems like it has been made from recycled paper. My friend purchased this book from store and the quality of his book is good. So it seems the problem is with the publisher, the details of which are below. Try to avoid same.
Oct 27, 2013
Great for interview prep.Highly recommend this book along with "Data Structures And Algorithms Made Easy In Java" by Narasimha Karumanchi. Great for interview prep.
Apr 23, 2012
good book to start for initial preparationCovers basic fundamentals for generic problems & interview preparation. Useful for preparing mentally for individuals attending interviews for first time.
Mar 27, 2012
Awesome bookI should say this book is probably the best book I have ever read. If you have keen interest in Data Structures and Algorithms then you should have this book. This will clear most of your doubts and will help in cracking the code easily. I am proud that I got this book in flipkart.