“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
“This book prepares the reader for contemporary software interviews, and also provides a window into how algorithmic techniques translate into the workplace. It emphasizes problems that stem from real-world applications and can be coded up in a reasonable time, and is a wonderful complement to a traditional computer science algorithms and data structures course.“
Ashish Goel / Professor, Stanford University
“A wonderful resource for anyone preparing for a modern software engineering interview: work through the entire book, and you’ll find the actual interview a breeze. More generally, for algorithms enthusiasts, EPI offers endless hours of entertainment while simultaneously learning neat coding tricks.”
Vineet Gupta / Principal Engineer, Google
From the Author
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).
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Take great care to buy the latest version: bit.ly/buyingEPIEPI includes a framework for writing your solutions, as well as testing them against a comprehensive set of test-cases. Head over to judge.elementsofprogramminginterviews.com for details.Before you buy this book, please first head over to our sample page – elementsofprogramminginterviews.com/sampleThe sampler should give you a very good idea of the quality and style of our book. In particular, be sure you are comfortable with the level and with our Python coding style.Since different candidates have different time constraints, EPI includes a study guide with several scenarios, ranging from weekend Hackathon to semester long preparation with a recommended a subset of problems for each scenario. All problems are classified in terms of their difficulty level and include many variants to help you apply what you have learned more widely.All problems includes hints for readers who get stuck. This simulates what you will face in the real interview.The version being sold by Amazon itself is always current. Some resellers may have older versions, especially if they sell used copies.