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Microsoft has been one of the tech industry's giants for decades, and it shows in their coding interview. They expect a high degree of acumen and precision, so much so that it sets them apart from the vast majority of other companies that compete with Microsoft for talent. Microsoft interviews are tough, but they are solvable. Microsoft extends thousands of job offers a year, and you could be one of the engineers receiving one of those offers.
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Microsoft's coding interviews are hard, but not impossible. Like anything else, it just takes practice. We'll walk you through it, step by step.
Write a function contains_cycle() that takes the first node in a singly-linked list and returns a boolean indicating whether the list contains a cycle. Careful—a cycle can occur in the middle of a list, or it can simply... keep reading »Girl Scout Cookie Conspiracy »
A friend and I are trying to win the prize for most Girl Scout Cookies sold. Write a function to merge our sorted arrays of orders into one sorted array of orders. Think about edge cases! What happens when we've finished merging one... keep reading »Binary Search Tree Checker »
Write a function to check that a binary tree is a valid binary search tree. Careful: checking a node against its parent isn't sufficient to prove... keep reading »MillionGazillion™: A New Search Engine »
I wrote a web crawler that's running on my old desktop computer in my parents' basement (where I totally don't live anymore), and it keeps running out of memory... keep reading »Implement a Queue With Two Stacks »
This one's a classic toy problem that will really help you understand the importance of the different properties of queues and stacks. There's a naive solution, but then there's a much more efficient... keep reading »The Nth Fibonacci Number »
This one's a classic, but there's more than meets the eye. Our first thought might be a naive recursive solution, but it has a massive time cost... keep reading »Product of Other Numbers »
You have an array of integers, and for each index you want to find the product of every integer except the integer at that index. Write a function that takes an array... keep reading »Permutation Palindrome »
Write an efficient function that checks whether any permutation of an input string is a palindrome. We can do this in time and... keep reading »Check the Fairness of our Cafe Kitchen »
My cake shop is so popular, I'm adding some tables and hiring wait staff so folks can have a cute sit-down cake-eating experience. Recently, some customers have been complaining that people who placed orders after them are getting their food... keep reading »Find The Rotation Point In An Array »
I have an array of words that are mostly alphabetical, except they start somewhere in the middle of the alphabet, reach the end, and then start from the beginning of the alphabet. In other words, this is an alphabetically ordered array that has been "rotated"... keep reading »
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