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Will Leetcode ever stop adding questions?

Microsoft Fgdr
Apr 29

I'm preparing for interviews and even if I do at the rate of 75 questions per month, Leetcode adds a significant number of questions by the end of few months. I always feel like I still have a lot to do before I'm ready for interviews.

Any advice on how to prioritize questions?

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  • HPE / Engillmatic
    No. Leetcode is life. Embrace it.
    Apr 292
    • Microsoft Fgdr
      OP
      Damn. Your life is pathetic!
      Apr 29
    • Amazon dgFd24
      Wake up OP!
      Apr 29
  • Amazon Chgvbhh
    If you are going question by question and expecting sone magic then may be you are not for google/ fb. There us lot more which is expected apart from leetcode depending on experience.
    Apr 296
    • Microsoft Fgdr
      OP
      Not discouraged by this. Please stop saying someone is not fit for something. You never know. I can even become the president.
      Apr 29
    • Twitter thesunrise
      Not everyone can get into Google just because they try hard. You do actually need to be born smart. I feel like everyone and their grandma thinks they can become a software engineer these days. There is something called inherent ability and intelligence. Some people were born dumber than others, no amount of leetcoding will help with that. Google wants naturally smart people, they don’t want people who are able to game the system using leetcode, so they keep trying to come up with new questions.
      Apr 29
    • Amazon Chgvbhh
      No intention of discouraging if you took it that way. People keep changing jobs even for g/ fb tenure age was around 3 years in recent article so we all are part of it.
      Apr 29
    • SEVENROOMS / EngDEADB33F
      @thesunrise So where is the threshold at which someone can say they are Google/FB potential?
      Apr 29
    • Amazon rust
      Had an interview recently at Google. Had one question from Leetcode (medium, also available on myriad other sites). Rest all were unknown and I had a lot of fun solving them. I think the best preparation is to get really thorough with DS and Algo, and pay a lot of attention to DP and Graphs, and a little bit to discrete math.
      Apr 29
    • Facebook ByeFelicia
      BS about that naturally smart shit. Hard workers can get into Google to by practicing. A lot of it is just luck and practice.
      Apr 30
  • LinkedIn achtung
    Quality over quantity. Also don't waste time on Hard problems. Cracking the coding interview plus maybe 100 leetcode questions is enough usually. I did that (pretty sure less than 100).
    Apr 293
    • Salesforce / EngTrieHard
      I’ve gotten a Hard problem from leetcode at FB on-site
      Apr 30
    • LinkedIn achtung
      Sure but it's so rare that it's not worth optimizing for. Mediums should get you enough practice to at least approach the hard problem. Spending 10 hrs doing 5 hard problems is less effective than spending 10 hrs doing 15 mediums. And we usually have a very limited time budget for this kind of stuff.
      May 1
    • Salesforce / EngTrieHard
      Fair, just wanted to give a data point
      May 1
  • Booking.com / Engheronimous
    Try to cover topics not individual questions
    Apr 290
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    • Booking.com / Engheronimous
      Isn't leetcode intended for preparation and getting stronger in problem solving overall, not for learning problems you might get asked by heart?
      Apr 29
  • Google sjd
    I have to come up or adopt new interview questions 4 times in the last 12 months because new questions were always posted on leetcode by someone and then got banned. People should respect the NDA! I think leetcode has its value and 100 to 150 sample problems should be enough for people to get familiar with the process, data structure and algorithms. Posting or practicing every latest interview problem from every major tech company seems unnecessary and a waste of time to me.
    Apr 301
    • WalmartLabs / Eng
      ahahaha

      WalmartLabsEng

      BIO
      A coder dreams of working in FB Google everyday
      ahahahamore
      Why I think you are so right about it!

      But the thing is you cannot stop people from making money. And leetcode is such a good idea in silicon valley where all good / medium companies are hiring people with the same “exam” :)
      Apr 30
  • Oscar / Eng
    dumb|dumb

    OscarEng

    BIO
    Fuck you, but wats up bro.
    dumb|dumbmore
    I just wonder who is adding the new questions and how they get the new questions.
    Apr 290
  • Amazon RCMMT
    You don't need to do all of them. I only did like 50 and passed all the companies I interviewed at.
    Apr 294
    • Amazon / Eng135790
      FNG as well? That’s cool. People find it difficult to clear FANG even after solving 200-300 questions. How many yoe do you have? Any tips you can give on smart preparation? I can PM you if you’d like to share.
      Apr 29
    • Amazon RCMMT
      Just google from FANG since Facebook had no openings in seattle that looked like a good match, netflix does not have a seattle office AFAIK and I already worked at amazon.

      I fully did about 30. After that, I probably have like 20 more mostly done but I just never bothered to pass every stupid corner case. Did a few more in my head and would read through the explanations to make sure I had the optimal algorithm.

      Oh, and most of the questions I did were easy/medium, only a few hard.
      Apr 29
    • Facebook ByeFelicia
      Why are you limiting yourself to Seattle?
      Apr 30
    • Amazon RCMMT
      Girlfriend is in grad school for another 2 years here.
      Apr 30
  • Square / Engnom🍔
    I interviewed for a few top companies after doing about 20 questions in one week to practice and got in to a few (failed some too), sounds like you're exaggerating with your prep. 75 in one month should be way more than enough if you have the basic skills.
    Apr 294
    • Amazon / Eng135790
      You must be very smart to solve problems on the fly then. 20 wouldn’t cover most topics imo. People find it difficult to clear FANG even after solving 200-300 questions. How many yoe do you have? Any tips you can give on smart preparation? I can PM you if you’d like to share.
      Apr 29
    • LinkedIn supdu8
      20 is still too less to cover all the topics. But the questions you do make sure you go through discussion forum and try to see if there is any other way to solve it (even sub optimal) rather than going for the count...
      Apr 30
    • LinkedIn Foobat
      Even I just solved around 25 Leetcode questions and cracked Google’s interview. I think you just need to have strong fundamentals.
      May 2
    • Square / Engnom🍔
      It's not that I'm especially smart, it's that I finished a Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science, so I got the fundamentals down pretty deep. The practice was mostly for coding algorithms correctly (e.g not being off by one or miss edge cases)

      I had about five yoe when I got into FB, but I don't think the experience helped much with the code interviews, as I hardly used Algorithms at work.
      May 2
  • Tinder / Eng
    meowimacat

    TinderEng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    Im a cat! Meow 🐈
    meowimacatmore
    I like that they add more, so I have more to practice with
    Apr 300
  • IBM xdij88
    4 question per week
    Apr 290

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