Campus interview preparation tips

On October 30, 2011, in Technical Interview, by admin

A number of companies visit campus each semester to interview seniors for professional entry-level positions that start after graduation and current students for career related internships. Are you getting ready to leave your college and you are anxiously getting ready for your job search. Campus interviews can be nerve-wrecking for any student. Review the interview […]

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what happens, after you type a URL into a browser : Interview Question

On October 30, 2011, in Technical Interview, by admin

Q.) Explain what happens, step by step, after you type a URL into a browser  Use as much detail as possible  Ans There’s no right, or even complete, answer for this question   This question allows you to go into arbitrary amounts of detail depending on what you’re comfortable with   Here’s a start though: Browser contacts […]

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Delete a node in the middle of a single linked list : Interview Question

On October 30, 2011, in Technical Interview, by admin

Q.) Implement an algorithm to delete a node in the middle of a single linked list, given  only access to that node ans.) The solution to this is to simply copy the data from the next node into this node and then delete the next node NOTE: This  problem  can  not  be  solved  if  the  […]

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Remove duplicates from an unsorted linked list

On October 30, 2011, in Technical Interview, by admin

Q.) Write code to remove duplicates from an unsorted linked list Ans) If we can use a buffer, we can keep track of elements in a hashtable and remove any dups: public static void deleteDups(LinkedListNode n) { Hashtable table = new Hashtable(); LinkedListNode previous = null; while (n != null) { if (table.containsKey(n.data)) previous.next = […]

How to reverse a C-Style String Interview Question

On October 30, 2011, in Technical Interview, by admin

Q. Write code to reverse a C-Style String  (C-String means that “abcd” is represented as five characters, including the null character ) A.) This is a classic interview question   The only “gotcha” is to try to do it in place, and to be care-ful for the null character void reverse(char *str) { char * end […]

How to Prepare for Technical Interview Questions

On October 30, 2011, in Technical Interview, by admin

You’ve purchased this book, so you’ve already gone a long way towards good preparation  Nice work! That said, there are better and worse ways to prepare   Many candidates just read through problems  and  solutions     Don’t  do  that!    Memorizing  or  trying  to  learn  specific  questions won’t help you!  Rather, do this: Try to solve the problem […]

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