Elements of Programming Interviews in Python

Elements of Programming Interviews in Python Author Adnan Aziz
ISBN-10 1537713949
Year 2016-09-15
Pages 442
Language en

This is the Python version of our book. See the website for links to the C++ and Java version.Have you ever... Wanted to work at an exciting futuristic company? Struggled with an interview problem thatcould 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). EPI is your comprehensive guide to interviewing for software development roles. The core of EPI is a collection of over 250 problems with detailed solutions. The problems are representative of interview questions asked at leading software companies. The problems are illustrated with 200 figures, 300 tested programs, and 150 additional variants. The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as strategies for a great interview, common mistakes, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. We also provide a summary of data structures, algorithms, and problem solving patterns. Coding problems are presented through a series of chapters on basic and advanced data structures, searching, sorting, algorithm design principles, and concurrency. Each chapter stars with a brief introduction, a case study, top tips, and a review of the most important library methods. This is followed by a broad and thought-provoking set of problems. 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

Elements of Programming Interviews

Elements of Programming Interviews Author Adnan Aziz
ISBN-10 9781479274833
Year 2012-10-11
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher EPI

The core of EPI is a collection of over 300 problems with detailed solutions, including 100 figures, 250 tested programs, and 150 variants. The problems are representative of questions asked at the leading software companies. The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as common mistakes, strategies for a great interview, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. The technical core of EPI is a sequence of chapters on basic and advanced data structures, searching, sorting, broad algorithmic principles, concurrency, and system design. Each chapter consists of a brief review, followed by a broad and thought-provoking series of problems. We include a summary of data structure, algorithm, and problem solving patterns.

Elements of Programming

Elements of Programming Author Alexander A. Stepanov
ISBN-10 9780321635372
Year 2009
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional

New techniques for building more secure, reliable, high-performance software, from the renowned creator of the C++ STL • • A truly foundational book on the discipline of generic programming: how to write better software by mastering the development of abstract components. • Based on Alexander Stepanov's breakthrough lectures to programmers at Adobe and throughout Silicon Valley. • For serious software developers, architects, and engineers, the perfect complement to Knuth's theory and Stoustrup's practice. Elements of Programming is the next breakthrough book for serious practitioners seeking ways to write better software. In this book, Alexander Stepanov - the legendary architect and creator of the C++ Standard Template Libraries - focuses on the discipline that offers the greatest potential for improving contemporary software: the proper development of abstract components. Drawing on his enormously popular lectures to programmers at Adobe and throughout Silicon Valley, Stepanov illuminates crucial techniques of generic programming, specifically focusing on abstraction as the key to secure, reliable, and high-performance software. Together with co-author and ACM Fellow Paul McJones, Stepanov shows programmers how to use mathematics to compose reliable algorithms from components, and to design effective interfaces between algorithms and data structures. Topics covered in Elements of Programming include: transformations, associative operations, linear orderings, ordered algebraic structures, iterators, coordinates and coordinate structures, copying algorithms, rearrangement, sorting, and much more. This book requires an understanding of mathematics, but is consistently focused on identifying superior solutions to practical programming problems. Stepanov and McJones illuminate their concepts and techniques with C++ code, but the techniques are equally applicable to a wide range of contemporary object-oriented languages.

Programming Interviews Exposed

Programming Interviews Exposed Author John Mongan
ISBN-10 9781118169384
Year 2011-08-10
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The pressure is on during the interview process but with the right preparation, you can walk away with your dream job. This classic book uncovers what interviews are really like at America's top software and computer companies and provides you with the tools to succeed in any situation. The authors take you step-by-step through new problems and complex brainteasers they were asked during recent technical interviews. 50 interview scenarios are presented along with in-depth analysis of the possible solutions. The problem-solving process is clearly illustrated so you'll be able to easily apply what you've learned during crunch time. You'll also find expert tips on what questions to ask, how to approach a problem, and how to recover if you become stuck. All of this will help you ace the interview and get the job you want. What you will learn from this book Tips for effectively completing the job application Ways to prepare for the entire programming interview process How to find the kind of programming job that fits you best Strategies for choosing a solution and what your approach says about you How to improve your interviewing skills so that you can respond to any question or situation Techniques for solving knowledge-based problems, logic puzzles, and programming problems Who this book is for This book is for programmers and developers applying for jobs in the software industry or in IT departments of major corporations. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

Financial Calculus

Financial Calculus Author Martin Baxter
ISBN-10 0521552893
Year 1996-09-19
Pages 233
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Modern introduction to mathematics of pricing, construction and hedging of derivative securities.

Becoming a Better Programmer

Becoming a Better Programmer Author Pete Goodliffe
ISBN-10 9781491905586
Year 2014-10-03
Pages 362
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

If you’re passionate about programming and want to get better at it, you’ve come to the right source. Code Craft author Pete Goodliffe presents a collection of useful techniques and approaches to the art and craft of programming that will help boost your career and your well-being. Goodliffe presents sound advice that he’s learned in 15 years of professional programming. The book’s standalone chapters span the range of a software developer’s life—dealing with code, learning the trade, and improving performance—with no language or industry bias. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a neophyte professional, or a hobbyist, you’ll find valuable tips in five independent categories: Code-level techniques for crafting lines of code, testing, debugging, and coping with complexity Practices, approaches, and attitudes: keep it simple, collaborate well, reuse, and create malleable code Tactics for learning effectively, behaving ethically, finding challenges, and avoiding stagnation Practical ways to complete things: use the right tools, know what “done” looks like, and seek help from colleagues Habits for working well with others, and pursuing development as a social activity

Algorithms Unlocked

Algorithms Unlocked Author Thomas H. Cormen
ISBN-10 9780262313230
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher MIT Press

Have you ever wondered how your GPS can find the fastest way to your destination, selecting one route from seemingly countless possibilities in mere seconds? How your credit card account number is protected when you make a purchase over the Internet? The answer is algorithms. And how do these mathematical formulations translate themselves into your GPS, your laptop, or your smart phone? This book offers an engagingly written guide to the basics of computer algorithms. In Algorithms Unlocked, Thomas Cormen -- coauthor of the leading college textbook on the subject -- provides a general explanation, with limited mathematics, of how algorithms enable computers to solve problems. Readers will learn what computer algorithms are, how to describe them, and how to evaluate them. They will discover simple ways to search for information in a computer; methods for rearranging information in a computer into a prescribed order ("sorting"); how to solve basic problems that can be modeled in a computer with a mathematical structure called a "graph" (useful for modeling road networks, dependencies among tasks, and financial relationships); how to solve problems that ask questions about strings of characters such as DNA structures; the basic principles behind cryptography; fundamentals of data compression; and even that there are some problems that no one has figured out how to solve on a computer in a reasonable amount of time.

Cracking the Coding Interview

Cracking the Coding Interview Author Gayle Laakmann McDowell
ISBN-10 0984782850
Year 2015
Pages 708
Language en
Publisher Careercup

Now in the 6th edition, the book gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book includes 189 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice.

The Algorithm Design Manual

The Algorithm Design Manual Author Steven S Skiena
ISBN-10 9781848000704
Year 2009-04-05
Pages 730
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

This newly expanded and updated second edition of the best-selling classic continues to take the "mystery" out of designing algorithms, and analyzing their efficacy and efficiency. Expanding on the first edition, the book now serves as the primary textbook of choice for algorithm design courses while maintaining its status as the premier practical reference guide to algorithms for programmers, researchers, and students. The reader-friendly Algorithm Design Manual provides straightforward access to combinatorial algorithms technology, stressing design over analysis. The first part, Techniques, provides accessible instruction on methods for designing and analyzing computer algorithms. The second part, Resources, is intended for browsing and reference, and comprises the catalog of algorithmic resources, implementations and an extensive bibliography. NEW to the second edition: • Doubles the tutorial material and exercises over the first edition • Provides full online support for lecturers, and a completely updated and improved website component with lecture slides, audio and video • Contains a unique catalog identifying the 75 algorithmic problems that arise most often in practice, leading the reader down the right path to solve them • Includes several NEW "war stories" relating experiences from real-world applications • Provides up-to-date links leading to the very best algorithm implementations available in C, C++, and Java

Java Programming Interviews Exposed

Java Programming Interviews Exposed Author Noel Markham
ISBN-10 9781118722886
Year 2014-01-30
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

If you are a skilled Java programmer but are concerned about the Java coding interview process, this real-world guide can help you land your next position Java is a popular and powerful language that is a virtual requirement for businesses making use of IT in their daily operations. For Java programmers, this reality offers job security and a wealth of employment opportunities. But that perfect Java coding job won't be available if you can't ace the interview. If you are a Java programmer concerned about interviewing, Java Programming Interviews Exposed is a great resource to prepare for your next opportunity. Author Noel Markham is both an experienced Java developer and interviewer, and has loaded his book with real examples from interviews he has conducted. Review over 150 real-world Java interview questions you are likely to encounter Prepare for personality-based interviews as well as highly technical interviews Explore related topics, such as middleware frameworks and server technologies Make use of chapters individually for topic-specific help Use the appendix for tips on Scala and Groovy, two other languages that run on JVMs Veterans of the IT employment space know that interviewing for a Java programming position isn't as simple as sitting down and answering questions. The technical coding portion of the interview can be akin to a difficult puzzle or an interrogation. With Java Programming Interviews Exposed, skilled Java coders can prepare themselves for this daunting process and better arm themselves with the knowledge and interviewing skills necessary to succeed.

Software Architecture with Python

Software Architecture with Python Author Anand Balachandran Pillai
ISBN-10 1786468522
Year 2017-03-31
Pages 645
Language en

Architect and design highly scalable, robust, clean, and highly performant applications in PythonAbout This Book* Identify design issues and make the necessary adjustments to achieve improved performance* Transition seamlessly between software architecture and software design and understand the difference* Gain knowledge of architectural principles and how they can be used to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisionsWho This Book Is ForThis book is for experienced Python developers who are aspiring to become the architects of enterprise-grade applications or software architects who would like to leverage Python to create effective blueprints of applications.What You Will Learn* Build programs with the right architectural attributes* Use Enterprise Architectural Patterns to solve scalable problems on the Web* Optimize the performance testing tools in Python* Deploy code in remote environments or on the cloud using Python* Develop Micro services with Python* Secure architecture applications in PythonIn DetailSoftware architecture or creating a blueprint design for a particular software application is not a walk in the park. The two biggest challenges in software architecture are keeping architecture "in sync" with the requirements as they are uncovered or evolve, and in sync with the implementation as it gets built and evolves.The book starts off by explaining how Python fits into application architecture. Next, you will gain knowledge of architecturally significant requirements and how to determine them. Later, you'll get a complete understanding of the different architectural quality requirements that help an architect to build a product that satisfies business requirements such as Maintainability/Reusability, Testability, Scalability, Performance, Usability, and Security.You will use various techniques such as incorporating DevOps, Continuous Integration, and more to make your application robust. You will understand when and when not to use object-orientation in your applications. You will be able to think into the future and design applications that can scale proportionally to the growing business.The focus is on building the business logic based on the business process documentation, and which frameworks are to be used when. We also cover some important patterns that are to be taken into account while solving design problems, as well as those in relatively new domains such as the cloud.This book will help you understand the ins and outs of Python so that you can make those critical design decisions that not just live up to but surpass the expectations of your clients.

Hadoop The Definitive Guide

Hadoop  The Definitive Guide Author Tom White
ISBN-10 9781449338770
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Ready to unlock the power of your data? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters. You’ll find illuminating case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. This third edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API, as well as MapReduce 2 and its more flexible execution model (YARN). Store large datasets with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Run distributed computations with MapReduce Use Hadoop’s data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization (including Avro), and persistence Discover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programs Design, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster—or run Hadoop in the cloud Load data from relational databases into HDFS, using Sqoop Perform large-scale data processing with the Pig query language Analyze datasets with Hive, Hadoop’s data warehousing system Take advantage of HBase for structured and semi-structured data, and ZooKeeper for building distributed systems

The Theory of Probability

The Theory of Probability Author Santosh S. Venkatesh
ISBN-10 9781107024472
Year 2012-11-08
Pages 805
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

From classical foundations to modern theory, this comprehensive guide to probability interweaves mathematical proofs, historical context and detailed illustrative applications.

Ace the Programming Interview

Ace the Programming Interview Author Edward Guiness
ISBN-10 9781118757963
Year 2013-05-31
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Be prepared to answer the most relevant interview questions and land the job Programmers are in demand, but to land the job, you must demonstrate knowledge of those things expected by today's employers. This guide sets you up for success. Not only does it provide 160 of the most commonly asked interview questions and model answers, but it also offers insight into the context and motivation of hiring managers in today's marketplace. Written by a veteran hiring manager, this book is a comprehensive guide for experienced and first-time programmers alike. Provides insight into what drives the recruitment process and how hiring managers think Covers both practical knowledge and recommendations for handling the interview process Features 160 actual interview questions, including some related to code samples that are available for download on a companion website Includes information on landing an interview, preparing a cheat-sheet for a phone interview, how to demonstrate your programming wisdom, and more Ace the Programming Interview, like the earlier Wiley bestseller Programming Interviews Exposed, helps you approach the job interview with the confidence that comes from being prepared.

Python Algorithms

Python Algorithms Author Magnus Lie Hetland
ISBN-10 9781484200551
Year 2014-09-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Apress

Python Algorithms, Second Edition explains the Python approach to algorithm analysis and design. Written by Magnus Lie Hetland, author of Beginning Python, this book is sharply focused on classical algorithms, but it also gives a solid understanding of fundamental algorithmic problem-solving techniques. The book deals with some of the most important and challenging areas of programming and computer science in a highly readable manner. It covers both algorithmic theory and programming practice, demonstrating how theory is reflected in real Python programs. Well-known algorithms and data structures that are built into the Python language are explained, and the user is shown how to implement and evaluate others.