HackerRank or Leetcode

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SwiftUIGuy

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Software Test Engineer attempting to transition to iOS Engineer.
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Jun 18 11 Comments

Which is better to use when preparing for interviews at Silicon Valley tech companies, HackerRank or Leetcode?

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  • Reliable Software / Eng :)(:
    Leetcode. Hackerrank wastes your time with unnecessary back stories. Like some kid wants to buy candles for their bday but want it in a specific way and you are now a wizard who has to help them for God knows why. At the end its an array problem apparently and that kid never paid attention in their data structures class and hence needs your help.

    Google code jam is similar except they are way more excited about pancakes for some reason. At least the problems are hard.

    And then there is facebook hacker cup. No one really knows when they organize this since there is no website, all they have is a fb page. And all comments are people asking others to hack their friends' profile without realizing that facebook hacker cup has nothing to do with stereotypical hacking that these non-technical commenters know about.
    Jun 18 2
    • Google / Eng
      Shaktiman’

      Google Eng

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      Amazon
      Shaktiman’more
      😂
      Jun 18
    • Google rafaNadal
      I like the segues into hacker cup and gcj 😂
      Totally agree about hackerrank too!
      Jun 18
  • Nvidia bitcoin10k
    Fuck LC, kill HackerRank, marry reasonable interview processes
    Jun 18 3
    • Proactis / Eng
      SwiftUIGuy

      Proactis Eng

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      Harris
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      Software Test Engineer attempting to transition to iOS Engineer.
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      OP
      I agree. A reasonable interview process is ideal, but for now we have to work with what we have
      Jun 18
    • Intuit iyssgh35
      The problem is that companies haven’t figured out reasonable processes. We can certainly use some innovations here!
      Jun 18
    • Nvidia bitcoin10k
      "Everything sucks so let's embrace the suck instead of calling it suck and refusing to use inadequate systems"
      Jun 18
  • New / Eng
    vHGc74

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    Found leetcode to be useful for my preparation. Never used HackerRank as much
    Jun 18 0
  • Credit Karma yir312
    Hackerrank has some easy stuff to get you started
    Jun 18 0
  • Salesforce lgcl-prdx
    Use Leetcode to build your toolkit. Use hacker rank/top coder/project Euler as ways to apply that tool kit. Does waste a lot of time with problem setup, not ideal when you’re still learning.
    Jun 18 0
  • Expedia newly new
    Both. Leet is faster but makes you lazy about testing. Hacker forces you to do some stuff manually so it is more like an actual interview. 90/10 leet/hacker is my personal ratio.
    Jun 18 0