The core of EPI is a collection of over 300 problems with detailed solutions, including 100 figures, 250 tested programs, and 150 variants. The problems are representative of questions asked at the leading software companies. The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as common mistakes, strategies for a great interview, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. The technical core of EPI is a sequence of chapters on basic and advanced data structures, searching, sorting, broad algorithmic principles, concurrency, and system design. Each chapter consists of a brief review, followed by a broad and thought-provoking series of problems. We include a summary of data structure, algorithm, and problem solving patterns.
This is the Python version of our book. See the website for links to the C++ and Java version.Have you ever... Wanted to work at an exciting futuristic company? Struggled with an interview problem thatcould have been solved in 15 minutes? Wished you could study real-world computing problems? If so, you need to read Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI). EPI is your comprehensive guide to interviewing for software development roles. The core of EPI is a collection of over 250 problems with detailed solutions. The problems are representative of interview questions asked at leading software companies. The problems are illustrated with 200 figures, 300 tested programs, and 150 additional variants. The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as strategies for a great interview, common mistakes, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. We also provide a summary of data structures, algorithms, and problem solving patterns. Coding problems are presented through a series of chapters on basic and advanced data structures, searching, sorting, algorithm design principles, and concurrency. Each chapter stars with a brief introduction, a case study, top tips, and a review of the most important library methods. This is followed by a broad and thought-provoking set of problems. A practical, fun approach to computer science fundamentals, as seen through the lens of common programming interview questions. Jeff Atwood/Co-founder, Stack Overflow and Discourse
Searching & sorting algorithms form the back bone of coding acumen of developers. This book comprehensively covers In-depth tutorial & analysis of all major algorithms and techniques used to search and sort across data structures. All major variations of each algorithm (e.g. Ternary, Jump, Exponential, Interpolation are variations of Binary search). 110 real coding interview questions as solved examples and unsolved problems. Case studies of implementation of searching and sorting in language libraries. Introduction to how questions are asked and expected to answer on online competitive coding and hiring platforms like hackerrank.com, codechef.com, etc. Introduction to data structures.
Part I Algorithms and Data Structures 1 Fundamentals Approximating the square root of a number Generating Permutation Efficiently Unique 5-bit Sequences Select Kth Smallest Element The Non-Crooks Problem Is this (almost) sorted? Sorting an almost sorted list The Longest Upsequence Problem Fixed size generic array in C++ Seating Problem Segment Problems Exponentiation Searching two-dimensional sorted array Hamming Problem Constant Time Range Query Linear Time Sorting Writing a Value as the Sum of Squares The Celebrity Problem Transport Problem Find Length of the rope Switch Bulb Problem In, On or Out The problem of the balanced seg The problem of the most isolated villages 2 Arrays The Plateau Problem Searching in Two Dimensional Sequence The Welfare Crook Problem 2D Array Rotation A Queuing Problem in A Post Office Interpolation Search Robot Walk Linear Time Sorting Write as sum of consecutive positive numbers Print 2D Array in Spiral Order The Problem of the Circular Racecourse Sparse Array Trick Bulterman’s Reshuffling Problem Finding the majority Mode of a Multiset Circular Array Find Median of two sorted arrays Finding the missing integer Finding the missing number with sorted columns Re-arranging an array Switch and Bulb Problem Compute sum of sub-array Find a number not sum of subsets of array Kth Smallest Element in Two Sorted Arrays Sort a sequence of sub-sequences Find missing integer Inplace Reversing Find the number not occurring twice in an array 3 Trees Lowest Common Ancestor(LCA) Problem Spying Campaign 4 Dynamic Programming Stage Coach Problem Matrix Multiplication TSP Problem A Simple Path Problem String Edit Distance Music recognition Max Sub-Array Problem 5 Graphs Reliable distribution Independent Set Party Problem 6 Miscellaneous Compute Next Higher Number Searching in Possibly Empty Two Dimensional Sequence Matching Nuts and Bolts Optimally Random-number generation Weighted Median Compute a^n Compute a^n revisited Compute the product a × b Compute the quotient and remainder Compute GCD Computed Constrained GCD Alternative Euclid’ Algorithm Revisit Constrained GCD Compute Square using only addition and subtraction Factorization Factorization Revisited Decimal Representation Reverse Decimal Representation Solve Inequality Solve Inequality Revisited Print Decimal Representation Decimal Period Length Sequence Periodicity Problem Compute Function Emulate Division and Modulus Operations Sorting Array of Strings : Linear Time LRU data structure Exchange Prefix and Suffix 7 Parallel Algorithms Parallel Addition Find Maximum Parallel Prefix Problem Finding Ranks in Linked Lists Finding the k th Smallest Element 8 Low Level Algorithms Manipulating Rightmost Bits Counting 1-Bits Counting the 1-bits in an Array Computing Parity of a word Counting Leading/Trailing 0’s Bit Reversal Bit Shuffling Integer Square Root Newton’s Method Integer Exponentiation LRU Algorithm Shortest String of 1-Bits Fibonacci words Computation of Power of 2 Round to a known power of 2 Round to Next Power of 2 Efficient Multiplication by Constants Bit-wise Rotation Gray Code Conversion Average of Integers without Overflow Least/Most Significant 1 Bit Next bit Permutation Modulus Division Part II C++ 8 General 9 Constant Expression 10 Type Specifier 11 Namespaces 12 Misc 13 Classes 14 Templates 15 Standard Library
If you are a skilled Java programmer but are concerned about the Java coding interview process, this real-world guide can help you land your next position Java is a popular and powerful language that is a virtual requirement for businesses making use of IT in their daily operations. For Java programmers, this reality offers job security and a wealth of employment opportunities. But that perfect Java coding job won't be available if you can't ace the interview. If you are a Java programmer concerned about interviewing, Java Programming Interviews Exposed is a great resource to prepare for your next opportunity. Author Noel Markham is both an experienced Java developer and interviewer, and has loaded his book with real examples from interviews he has conducted. Review over 150 real-world Java interview questions you are likely to encounter Prepare for personality-based interviews as well as highly technical interviews Explore related topics, such as middleware frameworks and server technologies Make use of chapters individually for topic-specific help Use the appendix for tips on Scala and Groovy, two other languages that run on JVMs Veterans of the IT employment space know that interviewing for a Java programming position isn't as simple as sitting down and answering questions. The technical coding portion of the interview can be akin to a difficult puzzle or an interrogation. With Java Programming Interviews Exposed, skilled Java coders can prepare themselves for this daunting process and better arm themselves with the knowledge and interviewing skills necessary to succeed.
The pressure is on during the interview process but with the right preparation, you can walk away with your dream job. This classic book uncovers what interviews are really like at America's top software and computer companies and provides you with the tools to succeed in any situation. The authors take you step-by-step through new problems and complex brainteasers they were asked during recent technical interviews. 50 interview scenarios are presented along with in-depth analysis of the possible solutions. The problem-solving process is clearly illustrated so you'll be able to easily apply what you've learned during crunch time. You'll also find expert tips on what questions to ask, how to approach a problem, and how to recover if you become stuck. All of this will help you ace the interview and get the job you want. What you will learn from this book Tips for effectively completing the job application Ways to prepare for the entire programming interview process How to find the kind of programming job that fits you best Strategies for choosing a solution and what your approach says about you How to improve your interviewing skills so that you can respond to any question or situation Techniques for solving knowledge-based problems, logic puzzles, and programming problems Who this book is for This book is for programmers and developers applying for jobs in the software industry or in IT departments of major corporations. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Improving Communication
Author: Joan Mulholland
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Language of Negotiation aims to heighten awareness of language and to suggest practical ways to use language-related tactics to get results. It encourages the reader to recognise negotiation as a specifically language-centred activity and demonstrates how learning to use language effectively can radically improve negotiation skills. The book features: A step-by-step guide on the practice of negotiation, from preparation to follow-up after the event Chapters on various aspects of negotiation, such as the spoken, written and interpersonal sides, as well as media interviewing and using the phone. Specific and useful strategies for actions like advising, complaining, confirming and dismissing. A range of effective and informative examples throughout, designed to show the value of enhanced language use and practical exercises to encourage the reader to apply the ideas to their own practice. The Language of Negotiation will be of value to all those in business and professional life whose work involves negotiation. It will also be of particular interest to students in graduate schools of business or management and to anyone who has an interest in improving their negotiation skills. No prior knowledge of language theory is assumed on the part of the reader.
Beginning in 2006, the Census Bureau embarked on a program to reengineer the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to reduce its costs and improve data quality and timeliness. The Bureau also requested the National Academies to consider the advantages and disadvantages of strategies for linking administrative records and survey data, taking account of the accessibility of relevant administrative records, the operational feasibility of linking, the quality and usefulness of the linked data, and the ability to provide access to the linked data while protecting the confidentiality of individual respondents. In response, this volume first examines the history of SIPP and reviews the survey's purpose, value, strengths, and weaknesses. The book examines alternative uses of administrative records in a reengineered SIPP and, finally, considers innovations in SIPP design and data collection, including the proposed use of annual interviews with an event history calendar.