New Free Tutorials: Google Architecture and Data Engineering Interviews

By Jake from AlgoDaily on 2021-02-02 02:02:51 UTC

Two more treats for you today, both tutorials resulting from direct requests by members in our 60 day crash course. We take feedback from students seriously, and are constantly working to fill in gaps that prevent us from being the most accessible coding interview course available.

How Do Search Engines Work? helps us understand how a search engine like Google works, so you can get a better sense of designing large knowledge graphs.

Data Engineering Interview Questions Cheat Sheet is exactly as it sounds-- it's a reference to data engineering, data engineering-specific interviews, and includes common questions you might see.

Both tutorials are free for now, but will eventually be exclusive to premium members. If you like our interactive, visual tutorials, consider getting lifetime access today at our discounted rate-- deal ends soon!

Landing an offer where he failed the phone screen

By Jake from AlgoDaily on 2021-02-02 02:01:54 UTC

We get success stories quite a bit in our team inbox, but this one is special. A student partipating in our 60 day crash course landed an offer at a company where he couldn't even pass the phone screen just a year prior!

We're obviously extremely excited to hear about his success, but what jumped out was how he accomplished this: he took "the visual approach".

Leetcode grinding works for a small subset of people, but most (especially non-traditional and junior engineers) will find it far more efficient TO DO FEWER PROBLEMS, and to develop the ability to gather a solution in their mind's eye. At the end of the day, all of coding is an exercise in abstractions-- these abstractions are further processed as images in our imagination.

For example, which is easier to understand and develop an intuition for-- this:

... Or this?

This isn't just the case if "you're a visual learner". Success in technical interviews requires being able to SEE the solutions in your head. You picture an array as boxes, or a hash map as buckets-- these images are what allow you to formulate a solution before writing a line of code.

That's why AlgoDaily focuses on illustrations. Beyond being nice to look at, our 500+ images and diagrams are very direct tools to help you understand material in a quarter of the time. If you like our interactive, visual tutorials, consider getting lifetime access today at our discounted rate. The price will continue to rise as we make it more valuable, so be sure to act today.

New Free Tutorials: O(n log n) sorts and Intro to Regex

By Jake from AlgoDaily on 2021-02-02 02:01:03 UTC

Two treats for you today, both tutorials resulting from direct requests by members in our 60 day crash course. We take feedback from students seriously, and are constantly working to fill in gaps that prevent us from being the most accessible coding interview course available.

Merge Sort vs. Quick Sort vs. Heap Sort is an exploration of the 3 most common types of O(n * log n) sorting algorithms. It's super important to know them well, since they serve as the foundation for many problem solutions and techniques.

An Interactive Introduction to Regular Expressions introduces regex in a simple, hands-on way. Learn the basics of this important and powerful tool in about 20 minutes!

Both tutorials are free for now, but will eventually be exclusive to premium members. If you like our interactive, visual tutorials, consider getting lifetime access today at our discounted rate.

CTPBO changed the game

By Jake from AlgoDaily on 2021-02-02 02:00:10 UTC

It's rare that you find one thing that solves your problems instantaneously. For me and coding interviews, that thing was the creation of the CTPBO method.

What is it? Find out in this free pre-recorded workshop on approaching coding interviews. I spell out why companies love DS&A questions and how to use CTPBO to conquer them.

You'll notice this method is exactly how we present every problem and explanation on AlgoDaily. Grab a year of premium access to get hundreds of problems explained in just the way you should approach them on interview day! If you're on the fence, check out our new testimonials section to see what others say.

Hands Down the Best Systems Design Resource?

By Jake from AlgoDaily on 2021-01-16 13:01:40 UTC

I was perusing Hacker News last week when I encountered a link subtlely titled "System Design Interview Book Review". Curious, I checked out the article-- it was a review of a resource I'd never heard of called, "System Design Interview: an Insider's Guide".

I was floored by this review! The following are quotes directly from the article:

"...the most "real-world" systems design book I've come across that does a solid effort to teach concepts, step by step, to people who have yet to work at systems at scale..."

"...a solid recommend from me: and not just for preparing for the systems design interview, but to strengthen your systems design muscle for the day-to-day."

Now, this was written by an engineer who's worked at Uber, Skype, and JP Morgan. All those companies maintain some serious, mission critical, large-scale software systems. If he says it's a good read, you'd better believe it.

I checked the course out and found it to be the perfect compliment to AlgoDaily. The same way we focus our learning around problems, Systems Design Interview focuses on real world use cases. What I love is the systems covered include ones you'll likely build as a software engineer in 2021: a web crawler, news feed, autocomplete, Google Drive, key-value store, etc.

Check out "System Design Interview: an Insider's Guide" today! I highly recommend it.

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