Coding interviews are an essential part of recruitment processes nowadays. Companies usually take 2-5 direct coding rounds followed by 2-3 Coding interview rounds to judge the skills of the candidates.
Most of the Computer Science and Information Technology Trade aspirants dream about getting recruited in good companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. This book, Cracking the Coding Interview is one of the perfect pieces of knowledge for them.
Coming to the review, The book covers almost every set of topics which can be asked in the interviews. Preparing from this book sincerely will definitely help you to land among your dream colleagues.
Whether you are preparing for Google Internships or any high paying full-time job, this book will be equally useful for you.
Here I want to mention that this book is not a beginner’s candy and you have to have basic knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and any programming language.
The good thing about these interviews is, they don’t expect you to have knowledge of so many programming languages. Knowledge of two or three programming languages including C++, Java, Python and C will be more than enough.
How should I use the book Cracking the Coding Interview
Candidates are usually expected to have very good grasp of the concepts of Data Structures, Algorithms, Database Management Systems and Operating systems.
Some of the companies also ask for Networking part depending on the requirement. Cracking the coding interview will help you to prepare for coding part only and not for the other subjects.
Practicing programming part step by step from this book can be amazingly helpful for you to crack the interview. You should try covering as many chapters as you can from this book. Also, you are expected to practice coding questions given in this book.
If you are familiar with competitive coding sites like Code chef, SPOJ and Top Coder you are likely to find similar questions in this book.
You should also try practicing from the websites like interview bits and geeks fo geeks along with this book.
Still, I suggest you follow this book as your primary source while in your preparation as it will help you to get prepared step by step.
Cracking the coding interview is a treasure for all the students and job seekers who want to give wings to their dreams of working in big IT companies.
In general, these companies pay their employees in between 3 million to 15 million per annum for a software engineering job.
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