Learn two dozen patterns. Unlock thousands of LeetCode-style questions. Efficiently prepare for coding interviews with the ultimate online coding interview guide developed by FAANG engineers.

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439 Lessons

85h

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Learn two dozen patterns. Unlock thousands of LeetCode-style questions. Efficiently prepare for coding interviews with the ultimate online coding interview guide developed by FAANG engineers.

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234 Challenges

235 Quizzes

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294 Playgrounds

234 Challenges

235 Quizzes

Course Overview

With thousands of potential questions to account for, preparing for the coding interview can feel like an impossible challenge. Yet with a strategic approach, coding interview prep doesn’t have to take more than a few weeks. Stop drilling endless sets of practice problems, and prepare more efficiently by learning coding interview patterns. This course teaches you the underlying patterns behind common coding interview questions. By learning these essential patterns, you will be able to unpack and answer any...

TAKEAWAY SKILLS

Java

Programming Language

Prepare For Interview

Coding Interview Patterns

Data Structures

Python

What You'll Learn

Understand the essential patterns behind common coding interview questions — without having to drill endless problem sets

Identify the underlying pattern of each interview question by assessing the problem statement (and learn the tricks required to solve it)

Practice your skills in a hands-on, setup-free coding environment

Learn to efficiently evaluate the tradeoffs between time and space complexity in different solutions

Develop a flexible conceptual framework for solving any question, by connecting problem characteristics, solution techniques, and coding design patterns

What You'll Learn

Understand the essential patterns behind common coding interview questions — without having to drill endless problem sets

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Course Content

1.

Getting Started

Master coding interview patterns for diverse challenges and improve problem-solving skills efficiently.

2.

Two Pointers

Master two-pointers to efficiently solve string, array, and linked list problems.

Introduction to Two PointersValid PalindromeSolution: Valid Palindrome3SumSolution: 3SumRemove Nth Node from End of ListSolution: Remove Nth Node from End of ListSort ColorsSolution: Sort ColorsReverse Words in a StringSolution: Reverse Words in a StringValid Word AbbreviationSolution: Valid Word AbbreviationValid Palindrome II

3.

Fast and Slow Pointers

Explore fast and slow pointers for cycle detection, middle link finding, and other optimizations.

Introduction to Fast and Slow PointersHappy NumberSolution: Happy NumberLinked List CycleSolution: Linked List CycleMiddle of the Linked ListSolution: Middle of the Linked ListCircular Array LoopSolution: Circular Array LoopFind the Duplicate NumberSolution: Find the Duplicate NumberPalindrome Linked ListSolution: Palindrome Linked List

4.

Sliding Window

Master the sliding window technique to optimize solutions for subarray and substring challenges.

Introduction to Sliding WindowRepeated DNA SequencesSolution: Repeated DNA SequencesSliding Window MaximumSolution: Sliding Window MaximumMinimum Window SubsequenceSolution: Minimum Window SubsequenceLongest Repeating Character ReplacementSolution: Longest Repeating Character ReplacementMinimum Window SubstringSolution: Minimum Window SubstringLongest Substring without Repeating CharactersSolution: Longest Substring without Repeating CharactersMinimum Size Subarray SumSolution: Minimum Size Subarray SumBest Time to Buy and Sell Stock

5.

Merge Intervals

Discover efficient solutions for managing and merging overlapping intervals across various real-world scenarios.

6.

In-Place Manipulation of a Linked List

14 Lessons

Learn in-place linked list manipulation, reversing in groups or segments, swapping nodes, and reordering. Efficient techniques save memory.

7.

Two Heaps

11 Lessons

Explore two heaps for dynamic data processing, real-time optimizations, and efficient median calculations.

8.

K-way merge

11 Lessons

Discover efficient techniques for merging sorted lists and extracting the k-th smallest elements.

9.

Top K Elements

11 Lessons

Understand and implement patterns and solutions for efficiently finding top K elements in various scenarios.

10.

Modified Binary Search

18 Lessons

Master binary search modifications for diverse scenarios like rotated arrays, range queries, and weighted selection.

11.

Subsets

10 Lessons

Explore subset patterns, permutations, phone letter combinations, balanced parentheses generation, and K-sum subsets.

12.

Greedy Techniques

14 Lessons

Master greedy techniques for solving optimization problems, including Jump Game, Boats to Save People, and Gas Stations.

13.

Backtracking

15 Lessons

Explore backtracking in solving puzzles efficiently, with examples like N-Queens, Sudoku, and pathfinding.

14.

Dynamic Programming

32 Lessons

Delve into dynamic programming techniques for optimization, exploring problem-solving methods and practical implementations.

15.

Cyclic Sort

8 Lessons

Master cyclic sort for efficient in-place sorting, solving problems like identifying missing or corrupt elements.

16.

Topological Sort

12 Lessons

Learn topological sorting for tasks, orders, course schedules, alien dictionary, and recipe planning.

17.

Matrices

11 Lessons

Explore matrix operations, problem-solving techniques for matrix modifications, rotations, spiral traversal, and ball drop simulations.

18.

Stacks

14 Lessons

Learn about stacks, their applications, and solutions to stack-related problems in Java.

19.

Graphs

13 Lessons

Explore graph types, algorithms, and real-world applications through practical problems and solutions.

20.

Tree Depth-First Search

29 Lessons

Explore tree depth-first search techniques and practical applications in solving various binary tree problems, like flattening, diameter, and validation.

21.

Tree Breadth-First Search

14 Lessons

Explore efficient tree traversal techniques with BFS, including level order, zigzag, and vertical.

22.

Trie

16 Lessons

Explore Trie data structures for string operations, search suggestions, word replacement, and word frequency.

23.

Hash Maps

18 Lessons

Learn to design and implement hash maps and solve problems with efficient hash map strategies.

24.

Knowing What to Track

18 Lessons

Explore tracking frequencies for data management, including palindromes, anagrams, Tic-Tac-Toe, and unique characters.

25.

Union Find

18 Lessons

Explore Union Find structures for efficient set management, solving diverse connection problems.

26.

Custom Data Structures

18 Lessons

Explore customized data structures for optimal problem-solving, including Snapshot Array, LRU Cache, and LFU Cache.

27.

Bitwise Manipulation

16 Lessons

Master bitwise manipulation techniques to solve computational problems, optimize data processing, and enhance coding efficiency.

28.

Challenge Yourself

40 Lessons

Refine problem-solving skills through challenging coding exercises and strategic thinking.

29.

Conclusion

1 Lesson

Congratulations on completing the course. Keep practicing and engage with the coding community.

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