Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions 6th Edition

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About the Author

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup and the author of Cracking the PM Interview and Cracking the Tech Career.

Her background is in software development. She has worked as a software engineer at Google, Microsoft, and Apple. At Google, she interviewed hundreds of software engineers and evaluated thousands of hiring packets on the hiring committee. She holds a B.S.E. and M.S.E. in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School.

She now consults with tech companies to improve their hiring process and with startups to prepare them for acquisition interviews.


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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0984782850
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CareerCup; 6th edition (July 1, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 687 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0984782869
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0984782857
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.69 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1.59 x 10 inches
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Gayle Laakmann McDowell is an author, consultant, and founder focusing on improving tech hiring for both the interviewer and the candidate.

Gayle has worked as an engineer for Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Most recently, at Google, she served on the hiring committee where she interviewed hundreds of candidates and evaluated thousands more. It was here that she discovered the disconnect between candidates, their skill set, and their interview performance.

Though her company, CareerCup, Gayle has worked with many of the top tech companies to reform their hiring practices and implement interviewer training programs.

She is the author and creator the best-selling Cracking the Interview & Career series: Cracking the Coding Interview, Cracking the PM Interview (co-authored with Jackie Bavaro), Cracking the PM Career (co-authored with Jackie Bavaro), and Cracking the Tech Career

Gayle holds a bachelor's and master's in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

She currently consults, writes, and codes from her home in Palo Alto, California. She can be found online at gayle.com, twitter (@gayle), and facebook (@gayle).

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After getting into the book, I realized it was missing ~50 pages. Chapters 8-16. I contacted the publisher about 2 weeks ago, but got no response.
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PHoben
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written not aimed at junior developers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 10, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Book if you are a Software Person
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, depending on your experience. Some pages missing though
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, depending on your experience. Some pages missing though
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 7, 2021
Pages from 107 to 118 missing, so no graphs and bit manipulation topics for me 🙂
Other than that, some useful advices and approaches how to solve problems. But definitely it should not be seen as a single thing you need to do for interview preparation. It’s a good book but not a magic pill, and nothing is 🙂 Of course if you’ve already solved couple of hundreds problems on leetcode you’ll be bored.
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