Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 13, 2012 - Computers - 336 pages
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.

 

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Contents

Before the Search
2
The Job Application Process
9
Approaches to Programming Problems
19
Linked Lists
31
Trees and Graphs
61
Arrays and Strings
85
Recursion
107
Sorting
125
Design Patterns
167
Databases
177
Graphics and Bit Manipulation
191
Counting Measuring and Ordering Puzzles
207
Graphical and Spatial Puzzles
225
KnowledgeBased Questions
239
Nontechnical Questions
253
APPENDIX Résumés
263

Concurrency y
145
ObjectOriented Programming
159
CONCLUSION
283
INDEX X
285

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About the author (2012)

John Mongan is a resident radiologist at UC San Francisco, conducting research in medical informatics. He has a PhD in bioinformatics and several patents on software testing technologies.

Eric Giguere is a software engineer at Google with over 20 years of professional programming experience. He has a master's degree in computer science and is the author of several programming books.

Noah Kindler is VP Technology at the security technology company Avira. He leads software design and development teams across several products with a user base of over 100 million.

Wrox Professional guides are written by working developers to address everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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