Course: Grokking the Coding Interview: Patterns for Coding Questions


Coding interviews are getting harder every day. A few years back, brushing up on key data structures and going through 50-75 practice questions was more than enough prep for an interview. Today, everyone has access to massive sets of coding problems, and they've gotten more difficult to account for that. The process has gotten more competitive.


When our team sat together to brainstorm on ideas to make the interview process easier for candidates, we realized quickly that one skill helped us the most when we were preparing for coding interviews: "the ability to map a new problem to an already known problem." To help candidates with that, we've come up with a list of 15 patterns for coding questions, based on similarities in the techniques needed to solve them. As a result, once you're familiar with a pattern, you'll be able to solve dozens of problems with it. The techniques taught in this course have helped developers land Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft.


Take a look at Grokking the Coding Interview: Patterns for Coding Questions for some good examples of coding question and their answers.



Course: Grokking the System Design Interview


System design questions have become a standard part of the software engineering interview process. Performance in these interviews reflects upon your ability to work with complex systems and translates into the position and salary the interviewing company offers you.


Most engineers struggle with the system design interview (SDI), partly because of their lack of experience in developing large-scale systems and partly because of the unstructured nature of SDIs. Even engineers who’ve some experience building such systems aren't comfortable with these interviews, mainly due to the open-ended nature of design problems that don't have a standard answer.


This course is a complete guide to master the SDIs. It is created by hiring managers who’ve been working at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon. We've carefully chosen a set of questions that have not only been repeatedly asked at top companies, but also provide a thorough experience to handle any system design problem.


Take a look at Grokking the System Design Interview for some good examples of system design question and their answers.

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