Attend Algo course first or start with Elements of Programming Interviews

Salesforce forceSal
May 15 13 Comments

I am not from CS background and I have been in Operations/DevOps for a long time. I do programming/scripting in Python, but not like a programmer or developer. I never had to use any Algos for my requirements. Most of them were either simple or straight-forward. I want to start preparing for programming interviews.

Should I start with an Algorithms course like MIT/Stanford/Coursera first or start with "Elements of Programming Interviews: Python" book?

I don't know why I am tagging Google, Facebook, and Linkedin here :) I am sure folks from these companies must be good at Algos and interviews.

Thanks for your help.

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  • Tripwire / Data
    TC:๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ’ฐ

    Tripwire Data

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    McAfee, Mozilla
    TC:๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ’ฐmore
    Try ALGOEXPERT.IO/TECHLEAD
    May 15 3
    • algoexpert.io/joma
      May 15
    • Micro Focus / Eng chmod777
      Out of curiosity, are you Joma?
      May 15
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      Would make a lot of sense if it is Joma
      May 16
  • Nvidia / Eng Mr.XoXo
    Geeks4geeks
    May 15 2
  • Google Resumรฉ
    Long timeline: 1. MIT OCW 2. EPI 3. LC
    Short timeline: 1. EPI & LC together
    May 15 1
  • Intel / Eng mentalment
    EPI and LC
    May 15 0
  • Glassdoor / Eng wwfJ08
    What is EPI?
    May 16 1
    • Google snazzypants
      Elements of Programming Interviews
      May 16
  • New / Eng
    SheerCa

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    SheerCamore
    I would suggest starting with CtCI (cracking the coding interview) the do EPI or both, can easily overwhelm you
    May 16 0

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