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Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions
by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Now in the 5th edition, Cracking the Coding Interview 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 is over 500 pages and includes 150 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice. 

The full list of topics are as follows:




The Interview Process

This section offers an overview on questions are selected and how you will be evaluated. What happens when you get a question wrong? When should you start preparing, and how? What language should you use? All these questions and more are answered.



Behind the Scenes
Learn what happens behind the scenes during your interview, how decisions really get made, who you interview with, and what they ask you. Companies covered include Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook.


Special Situations
This section explains the process for experience candidates, Program Managers, Dev Managers, Testers / SDETs, and more. Learn what your interviewers are looking for and how much code you need to know.

Before the Interview
In order to ace the interview, you first need to get an interview. This section describes what a software engineer's resume should look like and what you should be doing well before your interview.


Behavioral Preparation
Although most of a software engineering interview will be technical, behavioral questions matter too. This section covers how to prepare for behavioral questions and how to give strong, structured responses.

Technical Questions (+ 5 Algorithm Approaches)
This section covers how to prepare for technical questions (without wasting your time) and teaches actionable ways to solve the trickiest algorithm problems. It also teaches you what exactly "good coding" is when it comes to an interview.


150 Programming Questions and Answers
This section forms the bulk of the book. Each section opens with a discussion of the core knowledge and strategies to tackle this type of question, diving into exactly how you break down and solve it. Topics covered include 


Arrays and Strings
Linked Lists
Stacks and Queues
Trees and Graphs
Bit Manipulation
Brain Teasers
Mathematics and Probability
Object-Oriented Design
Recursion and Dynamic Programming
Sorting and Searching
Scalability and Memory Limits
Testing
C and C++
Java
Databases
Threads and Locks

For the widest degree of readability, the solutions are almost entirely written with Java (with the exception of C / C++ questions). A link is provided with the book so that you can download, compile, and play with the solutions yourself.






Changes from the Fourth Edition: The fifth edition includes over 200 pages of new content, bringing the book from 300 pages to over 500 pages. Major revisions were done to almost every solution, including a number of alternate solutions added. The introductory chapters were massively expanded, as were the opening of each of the chapters under Technical Questions. In addition, 24 new questions were added.



Cracking the Coding Interview, Fifth Edition is the most expansive, detailed guide on how to ace your software development / programming interviews.

The Official Guide for GMAT Review
by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

The NEW edition of the best-selling guide to the GMAT Test.The Official Guide to the GMAT, 13th Edition will be the first guide on the market that contains official sample questions from the new Integrated Reasoning section that will be part of the GMAT exam in June 2012. Because this component is more interactive than other core components in the GMAT exam (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing), the Integrated Reasoning practice questions will be housed on a companion website that readers will be able to access after purchasing the book*.
In addition, 20% of the current questions will be replaced - all with official questions used on actual GMAT exams - more than 800 questions are included!. No other GMAT study guide can provide this.
The book will publish three months before the new test is integrated and will be the only guide on the market to include study information and practice questions written by the writers of the test.
*To use the Integrated Reasoning companion website, you must have one of the following browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer version 7 or higher.

Kaplan GMAT Premier 2014 with 6 Practice Tests: book + online + DVD + mobile
by Kaplan

Kaplan GMAT Premier 2014 with 6 Practice Tests includes:

* 6 Practice Tests (1 in the book, 5 CAT tests online)

* Detailed answer explanations

* Integrated Reasoning strategies and practice questions

* A digital copy of this book to read online on your computer, tablet or smartphone

* DVD contains bite-sized video lessons with top Kaplan GMAT faculty

* For test takers who want to break 700—and nail Integrated Reasoning—this is the definitive resource.

Kaplan GMAT 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review with 2 Practice Tests: book + online
by Kaplan

Kaplan GMAT 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review with 2 Practice Tests, a streamlined alternative to Kaplan’s Premier title, covers all the essentials of the GMAT®, including the new Integrated Reasoning section.

This book features:

* 2 practice tests (1 in the book and 1 CAT test online)

* Proven test-taking strategies and complete explanations

* Hundreds of additional practice questions

* Integrated Reasoning strategies and practice questions

For streamlined GMAT practice, Kaplan's GMAT 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review with 2 Practice Tests is the definitive resource.

Cracking the GMAT with 4 Practice Tests & DVD, 2014 Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation)
by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the GMAT with 4 full-length practice tests, a DVD with expert tutorials, coverage of all GMAT topics, a bonus "GMAT Insider" guide to business school, and extra practice online.

Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need
• Diagnostic exam sections to assess where you stand
• DVD featuring video tutorials and advice from leading course instructors
• Over 180 additional practice test questions sorted by difficulty
• Complete subject review of all GMAT test topics
• Drills for every section, from data sufficiency to reading comprehension
• Step-by-step instruction on the Integrated Reasoning question types
• Special b-school section packed with helpful info on admissions and financial aid, the MBA and your career, writing winning essays, and more
 
Exclusive Access to More Practice and Resources Online
• 4 additional full-length practice exams
• Instant score reports for all multiple-choice questions
• Full answer explanations & free performance analysis
• Extra math and verbal drills to hone your technique
• Informational updates on the Integrated Reasoning section

Cracking the GMAT with 2 Practice Tests, 2014 Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation)
by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the GMAT with 2 full-length practice tests, coverage of all GMAT topics, and extra practice online.

Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need
• Diagnostic exam sections to assess where you stand
• Over 180 additional practice test questions sorted by difficulty
• Complete subject review of all GMAT test topics
• Drills for every section, from data sufficiency to reading comprehension
• Step-by-step instruction on the Integrated Reasoning question types
• Proven techniques like Process of Elimination and Plugging In The Answers for raising your score
 
Exclusive Access to More Practice and Resources Online
• 2 additional full-length practice exams
• Instant score reports for all multiple-choice questions
• Full answer explanations & free performance analysis
• Extra math and verbal drills to hone your technique
• Informational updates on the Integrated Reasoning section

The Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide, 2nd Ed.
by Jeremy Shinewald

The Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide provides practical advice and exercises to help students differentiate themselves from other MBA applicants and grab that coveted acceptance letter.The MBA admissions process is fiercely competitive, yet success can be remarkably simple: differentiate yourself from a sea of applicants and gain that coveted letter of acceptance. But how do you discover your unique attributes? How do you create an application that will ensure you truly stand out from the pack? The Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide, 2nd Ed. is filled with exercises and examples that take you step by step through the entire MBA admissions process. Our guide includes chapters on the following: • Long-term planning to ensure a competitive candidacy • Creative brainstorming to build a foundation for standout essays • Writing dynamic personal goal statements and essays • Drafting an eye-catching and results-driven resume • Obtaining compelling and supportive recommendations • Preparing for a persuasive and effective interview (including 100 potential interview questions)

Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service
by Thomas Ehrlich

Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service as a vocation or avocation. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public service, which they term "civic work." The book provides unique intergenerational perspectives. Thomas Ehrlich spent much of his career in the federal government. Ernestine Fu started a non-profit organization at an early age and then funded projects led by youth. Both have engaged in many other civic activities. An introductory chapter is followed by seven key lessons for success in civic work. Each lesson includes a section by each author. The sections by Ehrlich draw mainly from his experiences. Those by Fu draw on her civic work and that of many young volunteers whom the co-authors interviewed. The concluding chapter focuses on leveraging technologies for civic work. All profits received by the authors from the sale of this book will be donated to philanthropic organizations. Website: civicworkciviclessons.org.

No Mistakes Resumes: How To Write A Resume That Will Get You The Interview (No Mistakes Careers) (Volume 1)
by Giacomo Giammatteo

Warning: Reading this book could get you a new job. Keep your resume out of the trash!
Discover the secrets to a perfect resume. Learn the 3 most important parts of a resume. Find out how to get the hiring manager's attention. Learn which sections of your resume can send it to the trash. Uncover the magnificence of the perfect cover letter. You’ll find all of this in No Mistakes Resumes. If you’ve ever wondered why you didn’t get called for an interview—when you knew you fit the job—this book explains why. What makes me qualified to write this book? I’ve been a headhunter for more than 30 years, and I have evaluated, screened, and edited a gazillion resumes. I know a gazillion sounds like a lot, and maybe it wasn’t quite that many, but it was a lot of resumes. I see people make the same mistakes over and over again—mistakes that keep them from being considered for the jobs they want. That’s why I wrote this book—to help people get the jobs they really want. No Mistakes Resumes. Change your life today!  Danger! This book contains sarcasm, humor, and damn good information. So what are you waiting for? Want to know how to get that interview? Get the No Mistakes Resumes book. (It’ll cost you about 2 cups of coffee.)

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times
by Melissa S. Ockerman

Using real stories and research-based solutions, these respected authors answer today's toughest counseling issues and show how to make the most of your school counseling program.