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Coding Interviews: Questions, Analysis & Solutions by Harry He

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CHAPTER 9

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Interview Cases

We have discussed five key factors that determine performance of candidates in the previous chapters:

  • Basics of programming languages, data structures, and algorithms
  • Approaches to writing code of high quality
  • Strategies to solve difficult problems
  • Methods to optimize code
  • Skills required in interviews

In the following sections, two typical interview cases are discussed. The first case covers common mistakes many candidates make, and the second one discusses behaviors that are received positively by interviewers. We hope candidates make few, or even no mistakes, and are able to showcase their skills during code interviews. ...

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