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.
Excellent book, but do you need it?
10 Mar, 2012
Do the thinking after you buy it.
30 Jan, 2012
Excellent for professionals, not useful for rookies
20 May, 2012
NO MORE PROBLEMS SEEMS TO ME NOW--->N-P HARD
21 Feb, 2012
Page quality is very bad
Certified Buyer, Chennai
9 Mar, 2015
Review after successfully switching my Job by going through the problems
Certified Buyer, Bangalore
20 Jul, 2015
Good book for practising the mock interviews for IT giants.
Certified Buyer, Pune
6 Jan, 2014
Great for interview prep.
Certified Buyer, Mumbai
27 Oct, 2013
Chandra Kant Sharma
27 Mar, 2012
28 Feb, 2012