Elements of Programming Interviews
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|Author||: Adnan Aziz,Tsung-Hsien Lee,Amit Prakash|
Have you ever... - Wanted to work at an exciting futuristic company? - Struggled with an interview problem that could 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
|Author||: Adnan Aziz,Amit Prakash,Tsung-Hsien Lee|
Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI) aims to help engineers interviewing for software development positions. The primary focus of EPI is data structures, algorithms, system design, and problem solving. The material is largely presented through questions.
|Author||: Brian W. Kernighan,P. J. Plauger|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Companies|
Covers Expression, Structure, Common Blunders, Documentation, & Structured Programming Techniques
|Author||: Aditya Chatterjee,Ue Kiao|
If you have an upcoming coding interview, this is a must for you to read this book 💪 and get prepared to tackle ALGORITHM and DATA STRUCTURE problems in a day. In this book, we have solved insightful algorithmic problems and discussed some of the best insights to drive you into the problem solving mindset. Being in a mindset required for an upcoming event is like winning half the battle. In this book, we begin with an easy problem and go on to explore some tough and insightful problems. The first problem we presented is to delete minimum number of digits in a number to make it a perfect square. This might seem to be a simple problem but the insights involved in solving this is widely applicable across various Algorithmic problems. This problem is solved in time complexity of O(N ^ (1/3) x logN x logN) (think how?) Moreover, in solving the above problem, we have learnt how to generate all combinations/ subsets of a set efficiently. In this line, we have covered other ideas related to combination and permutation generation in other problems in this book. Some of the ideas we covered in the other problems are: * Augmented data structures: How modifying a data structure can improve the complexity greatly. * How a single data structure can have multiple states? and algorithms to interchange them * Concepts related to string comparison and searching (MUST READ + VERY IMPORTANT) * Basic insightful ideas in Number theory and solved a couple of problems related to it * Understanding how number of operations can be reduced greatly without impacting time complexity. * Insightful understanding and analysis of Heap's algorithm for permutation generation (VERY IMPORTANT + RARE) * These problems have covered domains like Graph Theory, Dynamic Programming, Greedy Algorithms, Number Theory, Divide and Conquer and much more. In short, we have carefully chosen the problems to give you idea of: * Basic yet widely asked concepts like combination and permutation generation, forming Dynamic Programming solutions, applying greedy algorithms * Doing a detailed complexity analysis * Proceed in solving the problem in steps and understand deeply why the solution works This book has been prepared and reviewed by Top programmers and Algorithmic researchers and members of OpenGenus. We would like to thank Aditya Chatterjee and Ue Kiao for their expertise in this domain and reviews from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Read this book now and ace your upcoming coding interview 💪 If you have a doubt regarding some algorithmic problem or want some addition/ modification to this book, feel free to get in touch with us or leave a review comment 😃
|Author||: Osman (Ozzie) Osman|
A practical, expert-reviewed guide to growing software engineering teams effectively, written by and for hiring managers, recruiters, interviewers, and candidates.
|Author||: Anghel Leonard|
|Editor||: Packt Publishing Ltd|
The Complete Coding Interview Guide in Java is an all-inclusive solution guide with meticulously crafted questions and answers that will help you crack any Java Developer job. This book will help you build a strong foundation and the skill-set required to confidently appear in the toughest coding interviews.
|Author||: K. Warwick|
|Editor||: World Scientific|
This significantly revised edition presents a broad introduction to Control Systems and balances new, modern methods with the more classical. It is an excellent text for use as a first course in Control Systems by undergraduate students in all branches of engineering and applied mathematics. The book contains: A comprehensive coverage of automatic control, integrating digital and computer control techniques and their implementations, the practical issues and problems in Control System design; the three-term PID controller, the most widely used controller in industry today; numerous in-chapter worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises. This second edition also includes an introductory guide to some more recent developments, namely fuzzy logic control and neural networks.
|Author||: Grant Leboff|
|Editor||: Kogan Page|
Enhance your marketing practices with a thought-provoking and readable overview of some of the most pervasive myths in the marketing industry, equipping readers with well-researched and practical insights.
|Author||: Micha Gorelick,Ian Ozsvald|
|Editor||: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."|
Your Python code may run correctly, but you need it to run faster. Updated for Python 3, this expanded edition shows you how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume programs. By exploring the fundamental theory behind design choices, High Performance Python helps you gain a deeper understanding of Python’s implementation. How do you take advantage of multicore architectures or clusters? Or build a system that scales up and down without losing reliability? Experienced Python programmers will learn concrete solutions to many issues, along with war stories from companies that use high-performance Python for social media analytics, productionized machine learning, and more. Get a better grasp of NumPy, Cython, and profilers Learn how Python abstracts the underlying computer architecture Use profiling to find bottlenecks in CPU time and memory usage Write efficient programs by choosing appropriate data structures Speed up matrix and vector computations Use tools to compile Python down to machine code Manage multiple I/O and computational operations concurrently Convert multiprocessing code to run on local or remote clusters Deploy code faster using tools like Docker
|Author||: Kelli McGrane, MS|
|Editor||: Rockridge Press|
Feed your brain with the MIND diet--a beginner's cookbook and meal plan The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, or the MIND diet, is a brain-building way to eat that's proven to treat hypertension, support your brain health, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia--all while enjoying delicious and nutritious meals. Kick-start your MIND diet with an easy step-by-step guide, plus a 7-day meal plan--complete with shopping lists. And dig in to 85 tasty beginner recipes that keep your brain (and body) healthy and happy. MIND Diet for Beginners features: A 5-step MIND plan--Incorporate the MIND diet into your lifestyle with a beginner-friendly 5-step plan, help on stocking your kitchen, meal planning guidance, and more. Tools to stay organized--Stay on track with an easy-to-follow meal plan, shopping lists, food trackers, and advice for long-term success. Quick, easy recipes--Make it simple to boost your brain health with the 30-minute recipes, 5-ingredient recipes, one-pot recipes, or no-cook recipes in this MIND diet cookbook. MIND Diet for Beginners has everything you need to boost your brainpower and keep your body happy.
|Author||: Steven L. Kent|
The definitive behind-the-scenes history of the dawn of video games and their rise into a multibillion-dollar business “For industry insiders and game players alike, this book is a must-have.”—Mark Turmell, designer for Midway Games and creator of NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, and WrestleMania With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade, volume 1 of The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. Starting in arcades then moving to televisions and handheld devices, the video game invasion has entranced kids and the young at heart for nearly fifty years. And gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. The Ultimate History: Volume 1 tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, Kent chronicles firsthand accounts of how yesterday’s games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today’s empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you’ll discover • the video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy • the serendipitous story of Pac-Man’s design • the misstep that helped topple Atari’s $2-billion-a-year empire • the coin shortage caused by Space Invaders • the fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega • and much more! Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who’s ever touched a joystick.
|Author||: Woodrow Barfield|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Algorithms are a fundamental building block of artificial intelligence - and, increasingly, society - but our legal institutions have largely failed to recognize or respond to this reality. The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of Algorithms, which features contributions from US, EU, and Asian legal scholars, discusses the specific challenges algorithms pose not only to current law, but also - as algorithms replace people as decision makers - to the foundations of society itself. The work includes wide coverage of the law as it relates to algorithms, with chapters analyzing how human biases have crept into algorithmic decision-making about who receives housing or credit, the length of sentences for defendants convicted of crimes, and many other decisions that impact constitutionally protected groups. Other issues covered in the work include the impact of algorithms on the law of free speech, intellectual property, and commercial and human rights law.
|Author||: Hannah Stepanek|
Understand and implement big data analysis solutions in pandas with an emphasis on performance. This book strengthens your intuition for working with pandas, the Python data analysis library, by exploring its underlying implementation and data structures. Thinking in Pandas introduces the topic of big data and demonstrates concepts by looking at exciting and impactful projects that pandas helped to solve. From there, you will learn to assess your own projects by size and type to see if pandas is the appropriate library for your needs. Author Hannah Stepanek explains how to load and normalize data in pandas efficiently, and reviews some of the most commonly used loaders and several of their most powerful options. You will then learn how to access and transform data efficiently, what methods to avoid, and when to employ more advanced performance techniques. You will also go over basic data access and munging in pandas and the intuitive dictionary syntax. Choosing the right DataFrame format, working with multi-level DataFrames, and how pandas might be improved upon in the future are also covered. By the end of the book, you will have a solid understanding of how the pandas library works under the hood. Get ready to make confident decisions in your own projects by utilizing pandas—the right way. What You Will Learn Understand the underlying data structure of pandas and why it performs the way it does under certain circumstances Discover how to use pandas to extract, transform, and load data correctly with an emphasis on performance Choose the right DataFrame so that the data analysis is simple and efficient. Improve performance of pandas operations with other Python libraries Who This Book Is ForSoftware engineers with basic programming skills in Python keen on using pandas for a big data analysis project. Python software developers interested in big data.
|Author||: Miguel Sancho|
The personally harrowing and medically enthralling story of a family's struggle to save a child from a deadly immune deficiency. A journey through the deepest valleys and highest peaks of parenting. When a two-month-old baby falls ill, his apparently ordinary symptoms turn out to signal a rare and lethal immune deficiency. For parents Miguel Sancho and Felicia Morton, the discovery that their son, Sebastian, has chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) upends their lives and leaves the family with few options, all of them terrifying. With Sebastian at constant risk of deadly infection, they spend the next six years in some degree of self-quarantine, with all its attendant anxieties and stressors, as they struggle to keep their son alive, their marriage intact, and themselves sane. The quest for a cure leads them into the alternate universe of the rare-disease community, and to the cutting edge of modern medicine, as their personal crises send them fumbling through various modalities of self-help, including faith, therapy, and meditation. With brutal honesty, Sancho describes how his struggles derail his career, put his marriage on life support, get his family evicted from a Ronald McDonald House, and ruin a Make-A-Wish trip. Sancho's riveting tale of the diagnosis and treatment of his son's illness takes us deep inside the workings of the immune system, and into the radically innovative treatment used to repair it. Ultimately Sebastian is saved with a stem cell transplant using discarded umbilical cord blood, a groundbreaking technique pioneered and practiced by the medical wizards at Duke University Hospital. Deeply researched and darkly humorous, this is a wrenching tale with a triumphant ending.
|Author||: Meenakshi, Kamal Rawat|
|Editor||: Notion Press|
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.
|Author||: Avram Joel Spolsky|
Most programmers' fear of user interface (UI) programming comes from their fear of doing UI design. They think that UI design is like graphic design—the mysterious process by which creative, latte-drinking, all-black-wearing people produce cool-looking, artistic pieces. Most programmers see themselves as analytic, logical thinkers instead—strong at reasoning, weak on artistic judgment, and incapable of doing UI design. In this brilliantly readable book, author Joel Spolsky proposes simple, logical rules that can be applied without any artistic talent to improve any user interface, from traditional GUI applications to websites to consumer electronics. Spolsky's primary axiom, the importance of bringing the program model in line with the user model, is both rational and simple. In a fun and entertaining way, Spolky makes user interface design easy for programmers to grasp. After reading User Interface Design for Programmers, you'll know how to design interfaces with the user in mind. You'll learn the important principles that underlie all good UI design, and you'll learn how to perform usability testing that works.
|Author||: Ue Kiao,Aditya Chatterjee|
Greedy algorithms are fundamentally important as it encapsulate algorithmic problems where choosing the most obvious answer for the current sub-problem results in solving the entire problem.This seems to be easy and it is easy. The difficult part is to understand if a problem can be solved using a Greedy algorithm. There are numerous problems where a greedy algorithm may look to be the solution but is in fact, not the case.In this book, we have covered some greedy problems which you can cover in a day to get prepared just before your coding interview.We have covered problems like:* Finding largest number with given number of digits and sum (Important as it illustrates how an exponential search space can be traversed in linear time)* Number as a sum of Fibonacci terms (Requires deep insights from Number Theory to truly understand this problem which we explained)* Maximal clique (a perfect problem as it shows greedy algorithms can be effectively used in finding structures within graphs)* Task Selection (this problem is unique as slightly changing the problem statement, no greedy approach will be valid. In fact, this is a problem where Greedy Algorithm is preferred over a corresponding Dynamic Programming approach.)* Graph Coloring (This is a real-world problem and vast amount of research has been put into this. We presented a greedy solution to this along with the general idea of other approaches.)and many more ideas.We have added pseudocode for each approach which you should go through and implement in your programming language of choice to get in the flow of implementing ideas as well.This book has been carefully prepared and reviewed by Top programmers and Algorithmic researchers and members of OpenGenus. We would like to thank Aditya Chatterjee and Ue Kiao for their expertise in this domain and reviews from Tokyo Institute of Technology.Read this book now and ace your upcoming coding interview. This is a must read for everyone preparing for Coding Interviews at top companies.
|Author||: Noel Markham|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
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.
|Author||: Robert A. Wilson|
This American underground classic is a rollicking cosmic mystery featuring Albert Einstein and James Joyce as the ultimate space/time detectives. One fateful evening in a suitably dark, beer-soaked Swiss rathskeller, a wild and obscure Irishman named James Joyce would become the drinking partner of an unknown physics professor called Albert Einstein. And on that same momentous night, Sir John Babcock, a terror-stricken young Englishman, would rush through the tavern door bringing a mystery that only the two most brilliant minds of the century could solve . . . or perhaps bringing only a figment of his imagination born of the paranoia of our times. An outrageous, raunchy ride through the twists and turns of mind and space, Masks of the Illuminati runs amok with all our fondest conspiracy theories to show us the truth behind the laughter . . . and the laughter in the truth. Praise for Masks of the Illuminati “I was astonished and delighted . . . Robert Anton Wilson managed to reverse every mental polarity in me, as if I had been pulled through infinity.”—Philip K. Dick “[Wilson is] erudite, witty, and genuinely scary.”—Publishers Weekly “A dazzling barker hawking tickets to the most thrilling tilt-a-whirls and daring loop-o-planes on the midway to a higher consciousness.”—Tom Robbins “Wilson is one of the most profound, important, scientific philosophers of this century—scholarly, witty, hip, and hopeful.”—Timothy Leary
|Author||: Joseph Campbell|
|Editor||: Bollingen Foundation|
Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.