Elements of Programming Interviews in Python

Author: Adnan Aziz
Publisher:
ISBN: 1537713949
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre:

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

Elements of Programming Interviews

Author: Adnan Aziz
Publisher: EPI
ISBN: 9781479274833
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Genre: Computers

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.

Programming Interviews Exposed

Author: John Mongan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118283400
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Genre: Computers

Be prepared for your next job interview with this tried-and-true advice In today's tight job market, competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition of a popular guide to programming interviews includes new code examples, information on the latest languages, new chapters on sorting and design patterns, tips on using LinkedIn, and a downloadable app to help prepare applicants for the interview. Like its earlier editions, this guide covers what software companies and IT departments want their programmers to know and includes plenty of helpful hints to boost your confidence. Looks at current job search and hiring processes, such as the rise of LinkedIn and other social networks as recruiting resources Addresses the most important languages for a programmer to know and features examples in multiple languages Includes new programming questions designed to sharpen your knowledge Features all-new chapters on design patterns and sorting, including how to deal with memory constraints and mobility issues Walk into your next job interview with confidence, knowing you have thoroughly studied this newest edition of Programming Interviews Exposed.

Essential Algorithms

Author: Rod Stephens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118797297
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Genre: Computers

A friendly and accessible introduction to the most useful algorithms Computer algorithms are the basic recipes for programming. Professional programmers need to know how to use algorithms to solve difficult programming problems. Written in simple, intuitive English, this book describes how and when to use the most practical classic algorithms, and even how to create new algorithms to meet future needs. The book also includes a collection of questions that can help readers prepare for a programming job interview. Reveals methods for manipulating common data structures such as arrays, linked lists, trees, and networks Addresses advanced data structures such as heaps, 2-3 trees, B-trees Addresses general problem-solving techniques such as branch and bound, divide and conquer, recursion, backtracking, heuristics, and more Reviews sorting and searching, network algorithms, and numerical algorithms Includes general problem-solving techniques such as brute force and exhaustive search, divide and conquer, backtracking, recursion, branch and bound, and more In addition, Essential Algorithms features a companion website that includes full instructor materials to support training or higher ed adoptions.

Cracking the Coding Interview

Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Publisher: Careercup
ISBN: 0984782850
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

Now in the 6th edition, the book gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book includes 189 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice.

Dynamic Programming for Coding Interviews

Author: Meenakshi
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 9781946556707
Release Date: 2017-01-18
Genre: Computers

I wanted to compute 80th term of the Fibonacci series. I wrote the rampant recursive function, int fib(int n){ return (1==n || 2==n) ? 1 : fib(n-1) + fib(n-2); } and waited for the result. I wait… and wait… and wait… With an 8GB RAM and an Intel i5 CPU, why is it taking so long? I terminated the process and tried computing the 40th term. It took about a second. I put a check and was shocked to find that the above recursive function was called 204,668,309 times while computing the 40th term. More than 200 million times? Is it reporting function calls or scam of some government? The Dynamic Programming solution computes 100th Fibonacci term in less than fraction of a second, with a single function call, taking linear time and constant extra memory. A recursive solution, usually, neither pass all test cases in a coding competition, nor does it impress the interviewer in an interview of company like Google, Microsoft, etc. The most difficult questions asked in competitions and interviews, are from dynamic programming. This book takes Dynamic Programming head-on. It first explain the concepts with simple examples and then deep dives into complex DP problems.

Python Tricks

Author: Dan Bader
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781775093312
Release Date: 2017-12-06
Genre: Computers

“I don’t even feel like I’ve scratched the surface of what I can do with Python” With Python Tricks: The Book you’ll discover Python’s best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative. You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally. Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficult—and with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. Discover the “hidden gold” in Python’s standard library and start writing clean and Pythonic code today. Who Should Read This Book: - If you’re wondering which lesser known parts in Python you should know about, you’ll get a roadmap with this book. Discover cool (yet practical!) Python tricks and blow your coworkers’ minds in your next code review. - If you’ve got experience with legacy versions of Python, the book will get you up to speed with modern patterns and features introduced in Python 3 and backported to Python 2. - If you’ve worked with other programming languages and you want to get up to speed with Python, you’ll pick up the idioms and practical tips you need to become a confident and effective Pythonista. - If you want to make Python your own and learn how to write clean and Pythonic code, you’ll discover best practices and little-known tricks to round out your knowledge.

Real World Algorithms

Author: Panos Louridas
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262035705
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre: Computers

An introduction to algorithms for readers with no background in advanced mathematics or computer science, emphasizing examples and real-world problems.

Data Structures and Algorithms in Python

Author: Michael T. Goodrich
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118476734
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Computers

Based on the authors’ market leading data structures books in Java and C++, this textbook offers a comprehensive, definitive introduction to data structures in Python by authoritative authors. Data Structures and Algorithms in Python is the first authoritative object-oriented book available for the Python data structures course. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to data structures and algorithms, including their design, analysis, and implementation, the text will maintain the same general structure as Data Structures and Algorithms in Java and Data Structures and Algorithms in C++.

Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python

Author: Rance D. Necaise
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118138120
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Computers

This book is designed for a CS2 course that uses Python. A key objective is to provide a “back to basics” approach to learning data structures and algorithms without overwhelming the reader with all of the OOP terminology and concepts. To provide flexibility in topic coverage for a wide variety of courses, the author focuses on data structures and algorithms, while designing the examples to allow the introduction of object-oriented programming if so desired. The book also introduces the concept of algorithm analysis and explores the efficiency of algorithms and data structures throughout the text.

Phython Programming Interview Exposed

Author: Morgan Peter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1978290829
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre:

Python Programming Interview Exposed Most Asked Python Programming Interview Question and Answers to Ace Your Programming Interview and Land Your Dream Job Programming is one of the most lucrative job that you can become a professional and earn Six figures and build a career on, but before you become a professional programmer, you have to be proficient in programming with python as well as be able to answer python programming questions which are one of the most important aspect of programming you will be asked when you are being interviewed This Python Programming Interview will show you the most frequent python questions that are asked during programming interview with detailed answers to each of the question so that you are able to answer all questions you will be asked to pass your programming interview in flying colors and get your dream programming job You will also be shown how to prepare for your programming job so that you are confident when you are being interview Order this Book Today and get your dream job

Coding Interviews

Author: Harry He
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430247623
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Computers

This book is about coding interview questions from software and Internet companies. It covers five key factors which determine performance of candidates: (1) the basics of programming languages, data structures and algorithms, (2) approaches to writing code with high quality, (3) tips to solve difficult problems, (4) methods to optimize code, (5) soft skills required in interviews. The basics of languages, algorithms and data structures are discussed as well as questions that explore how to write robust solutions after breaking down problems into manageable pieces. It also includes examples to focus on modeling and creative problem solving. Interview questions from the most popular companies in the IT industry are taken as examples to illustrate the five factors above. Besides solutions, it contains detailed analysis, how interviewers evaluate solutions, as well as why they like or dislike them. The author makes clever use of the fact that interviewees will have limited time to program meaningful solutions which in turn, limits the options an interviewer has. So the author covers those bases. Readers will improve their interview performance after reading this book. It will be beneficial for them even after they get offers, because its topics, such as approaches to analyzing difficult problems, writing robust code and optimizing, are all essential for high-performing coders.

All of Programming

Author: Andrew Hilton
Publisher: Bracy and Hilton
ISBN: 9780996718202
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Computers

All of Programming provides a platform for instructors to design courses which properly place their focus on the core fundamentals of programming, or to let a motivated student learn these skills independently. A student who masters the material in this book will not just be a competent C programmer, but also a competent programmer. We teach students how to solve programming problems with a 7-step approach centered on thinking about how to develop an algorithm. We also teach students to deeply understand how the code works by teaching students how to execute the code by hand. A few notes about using this book: (1) This book contains embedded videos. Not all readers support video. If you read directly on Google Play, you can only see videos in "flowable text" mode. (2) Blocks of code and other large items do not format well in flowable text mode. You can select "original page" mode to view such things in a full page layout as they were in the original pdf version.

Java Precisely

Author: Peter Sestoft
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262334754
Release Date: 2016-03-25
Genre: Computers

The third edition of Java Precisely provides a concise description of the Java programming language, version 8.0. It offers a quick reference for the reader who has already learned (or is learning) Java from a standard textbook and who wants to know the language in more detail. The book presents the entire Java programming language and essential parts of the class libraries: the collection classes, the input-output classes, the stream libraries and Java 8's facilities for parallel programming, and the functional interfaces used for that.Though written informally, the book describes the language in detail and offers many examples. For clarity, most of the general rules appear on left-hand pages with the relevant examples directly opposite on the right-hand pages. All examples are fragments of legal Java programs. The complete ready-to-run example programs are available on the book's website.This third edition adds material about functional parallel processing of arrays; default and static methods on interfaces; a brief description of the memory model and visibility across concurrent threads; lambda expressions, method reference expressions, and the related functional interfaces; and stream processing, including parallel programming and collectors.

Ace the Programming Interview

Author: Edward Guiness
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118757963
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Computers

Be prepared to answer the most relevant interview questions and land the job Programmers are in demand, but to land the job, you must demonstrate knowledge of those things expected by today's employers. This guide sets you up for success. Not only does it provide 160 of the most commonly asked interview questions and model answers, but it also offers insight into the context and motivation of hiring managers in today's marketplace. Written by a veteran hiring manager, this book is a comprehensive guide for experienced and first-time programmers alike. Provides insight into what drives the recruitment process and how hiring managers think Covers both practical knowledge and recommendations for handling the interview process Features 160 actual interview questions, including some related to code samples that are available for download on a companion website Includes information on landing an interview, preparing a cheat-sheet for a phone interview, how to demonstrate your programming wisdom, and more Ace the Programming Interview, like the earlier Wiley bestseller Programming Interviews Exposed, helps you approach the job interview with the confidence that comes from being prepared.