How to ace the coding interview, by an ex-Facebook interviewer

  • Don’t rush to write code. Think about the problem first and think out loud.
  • Ask as many questions as you have about the problem before starting to solve it.
  • Don’t strive to impress with the right answer, talk about all approaches you can take and talk about the tradeoffs with each.
  • Plan your solution with a pseudocode.
  • Talk out loud about what you are doing while implementing the solution.
  • Write comprehensive test cases.

Pro-tip by the author in case you are stuck: Some of the best problem solving happens when you can align the strength of a specific data structure to a problem’s bottleneck.

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