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String Questions in Interviews

String questions are often some of the more straightforward interview questions out there. After all, which computer science student hasn’t been subject to endless assignments requiring string manipulation? (Remember all those reverseString recursion problem sets?) Still, string questions can be

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Choosing a Programming Language for Interviews

Most popular programming languages of 2014

Last week at the MIT January term course Hacking a Technical Interview, after a class period finished a student asked me the question: I know many different programming languages. How do I choose which one to use during my interview?

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Say you don’t know

A Coding for Interviews weekly practice problem group member mentioned after making it through a long round of programming interviews at different companies (emphasis added to quotes throughout post): What I always have learned to do is just be honest

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Read your Damn Standard Libraries

A Coding for Interviews weekly practice problem group member mentioned during our Skype call that reading through the Java collections library was the most valuable step he took while preparing for his programming interviews. In addition to getting a better

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