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  1. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by McDowell, Gayle Laakmann (July 1, 2015) Paperback
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  2. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by McDowell, Gayle Laakmann (July 1, 2015) Paperback

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This is obviously the must-have book to prepare for your SWE/SDE interview. I have some small quibbles with how some of the problems were worded, but the level of difficulty is very representative of what the big tech companies are using. You might even run into these questions in your own interviews since Gayle is choosing questions that are popular among interviewers today. If you have time, you should of course pick up an algorithms textbook also. I recommend Skiena's The Algorithm Design Manual and Sedgewick's Algorithms (4th Edition) textbooks. The classic Cormen is too verbose and proof-heavy for the purposes of preparing for an interview.

The DP solutions in this book are not actually tabular DP formulations--I... Read more
This book alone was/is the reason I was hired at my current job. I repeatedly would get to the last round and then lose out on the hiring. The feedback was always that I needed to sharpen up on solving questions or I wasn't quick enough in my answers. I am a 10+ years software engineer and am very far removed from college level questions which many interviewers tend to ask. No matter how much you think it is unnecessary for the job at hand, these are questions that help the interviewers find out how you think and solve questions (and also figure out your personality and fit with the team). With that said, this book helped me figure out the EXTRA step in finding the correct answers. Every interview question has multiple correct answers, and it is up to you to find the best answer in the quickest amount of time. I was floored to see every question I was asked in previous interviews were exactly or very very similar to the questions in this book. I super highly recommend reading this... Read more
This book helped me land a job at well known internet company. I got several offers and without doubt this book helped. The specific coding questions that I would have failed outright on had I not read the book include: breadth first search/shortest path, fundamentals of hash tables, and recursion (fibonacci). Before reading this book I thought I understood recursion but there's a lot I hadn't considered. I worked through many of the code exercises and would review some of the chapters before interviews, including big-O. There are some areas that I feel deserve more attention, like heaps, but overall it covers most of the fundamentals. There are some typos which I found annoying.

The only reason I can't give 5 stars is this should be available in a ebook format. I don't buy physical books anymore since it's just a pain to lug around/store and as a result, they are often forgotten. And I've loaned this book to so many people they're really losing money buy not offering it on... Read more
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