What are the main advantages of using Python in FAANG interviews over Java or any other language?

Panasonic Avionics hnreg3
May 26, 2018 5 Comments

Is it the Easier Syntax? Less prone to errors? Makes white board coding easy? Shorter code? Useful High level constructs? Which of these?


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  • Cisco binpack
    Whiteboard space
    Easier syntax, almost like writing English
    Really powerful library, almost like a cheat code

    Java can do almost the same but is verbose
    C++ has ugly syntax and you need to worry about pointers, references and nulls
    C, well, doesn't have any libraries

    Python is cheat code
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Google jghyrh
    I agree with "use your strongest language"

    Python is slightly less writing, because: no curly braces, no type declarations anywhere, and you can easily iterate a list and have access to both the value and the index.

    I did my own interview in Java, and I didn't feel like it got on the way, because I took extra time to figure out overall layout so no need to ease/redo large chunks.

    If you have to make a major edit, Java is kind of a pain on a whiteboard.
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Keeeds
    Level of competency. Use your strongest language.
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Tinder / Eng

    Tinder Eng

    Im a cat! Meow 🐈
    Faster to write
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon cnnm16
    Python has no advantages. Just use your best language
    May 26, 2018 0


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