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The Bad Ideas Nth Annual Python Bee. Contestants were required to orally dictate their code. They were not allowed to look at it. It had to work on the first try.
The first edition of Programming Pearls was one of the most influential books I read early in my career, and many of the insights I first encountered in that book stayed with me long after I read it. Jon has done a wonderful job of updating the material. I am very impressed at how fresh the new examples seem. – Steve McConnell When programmers list their favorite books, Jon Bentley’s collection of programming pearls is commonly included among the classics. Just as natural pearls grow from gra…

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The Bad Ideas Nth Annual Python Bee. Contestants were required to orally dictate their code. They were not allowed to look at it. It had to work on the first try.(r/programming)

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I have that Mock a Mockingbird book mentioned in the above link. Eh… it’s interesting but I don’t think it’s very applicable to interviews I’ve been on. It’s basically combinatorial mathematics. Can’t hurt if you have the time.

Above are blog accounts of Amazon interviews. Pretty accurate.

Optional Book: How Would You Move Mount Fuji. Although, this is not as relevant as it was back in 2000. Puzzle questions are almost gone in interviews, but some of the programming questions could count as puzzles. I believe people interviewing for management positions still get them though.

I do have a couple other good puzzle sites but I can’t find them right now. Bookmarked on another pc.

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Jon Bentley

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2

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Addison-Wesley Professional

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