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Uber Interview Questions – Longest Increasing Subarray

This week, I’m going to talk about the longest increasing subarray problem. You can find more posts like this at Uber Interview Questions.

Also, this question is similar to Subarray With Given Sum. If you have read our previous post, I hope you can solve this problem easily.

In this post, I’m going to cover topics like “sliding window”, dynamic programming, time/space complexity and so on.

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Uber Interview Questions – Arrange Given Numbers To Form The Biggest Number Possible

This week, I’m going to discuss the question – arrange given numbers to form the biggest number possible. Like our previous posts about Uber interview questions, I’m focusing more about the analysis process than the final solution.

The idea is not to give our readers the answer/code immediately. Instead, I’d like to guide you through the whole analysis process. At the end, I hope you can be equipped everything you need to solve similar questions.

Here we go.
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Uber Interview Questions – Search an Element in a Sorted and Rotated Array

In this post, we will talk about rotated array binary search problem. Three major things are discussed: First of all, instead of providing the solution, we’ll cover how to analyze the question and how to come up with the right idea. Second, it’s not easy to write the bug-free solution for this problem and we’ll talk about some tips and hacks. Last, like our other posts, common techniques are summarized at the end of the post so that you can use similar tools to solve other coding interview questions.

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Uber Interview Questions – Permutations of Parentheses

We’ve received a lot of feedback from our previous posts. Some readers pointed out bugs in the code and hopefully we’ve fixed all of them. Also, a lot of people are asking for more posts about dynamic programming/recursion. That’s why this week we’d like to talk about the question – permutations of parentheses.

Many people are afraid of this topic because it can be hard to come up with the solution if you haven’t practiced enough. On the flip side, the good news is that just because this topic is relatively difficult, the question cannot be too hard in a coding interview (otherwise, no one could solve it).

This week, we’ll continue to discuss this topic with a Uber interview question, but the analysis/solution is slightly different.

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Uber Interview Questions – Maximum Sum of Non-adjacent Elements

As you may know, one of our blog’s current focuses is on Uber interview questions. Their questions are usually representative and you can expect exactly the same kind of questions from other top companies like Google, Facebook, Airbnb, etc.. In addition, we only cover questions that were asked recently. This week, the question is maximum sum of non-adjacent elements. It’s of medium difficulty, you may expect to have it as the second question in an on-site interview. We are going to cover topics including array, recursion/dynamic programming, algorithm efficiency and so on so forth.

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Uber Interview Questions – Move Zeroes

As we’ve emphasized many times, most people overestimate the difficulty of Uber/Google/Facebook interview questions and underestimate the importance of bug-free code.

At the end of the day, many people have complained that the questions were simpler than expected, but they didn’t manage to write clean code. Especially when someone is looking over your shoulder, people tend to be nervous.

In our recent posts like this, I really want to discuss more fundamental questions, but get your code correct. This week, we’ll discuss a Uber interview question – move zeroes. This question is usually asked in phone screens or as the first question in on-site interviews. It’s for sure that you’ll write down the solid code and you get no chance if your code is buggy or inefficient.

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8 Secrets to Software Engineer Self Introduction

What is the most frequently asked question in coding interviews? It’s not string reverse problem, but can you introduce yourself? However, many people don’t know how to deliver a good software engineer self introduction.

In fact, it’s almost for sure that you will be asked this question in every coding interview and many time you have to answer this same question to multiple interviewers on the same day.

In this post, I will discuss tips and hacks about software engineer self introduction. And I’m going to make all the tips practical and actionable so that you’ll know exactly how to improve.

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Facebook Interview – Longest Substring Without Repeating Characters

This week, we’ll talk about question – longest substring without repeating characters.

If you are following our blog, you might notice that we start to provide coding solutions at the end of each question. At Gainlo, many people have the feeling that questions asked by Google/Facebook are much easier than they expected, but they still didn’t make it. The most common reason is that they failed to provide solid code in a short time.
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Uber Interview Questions – Delimiter Matching

We are going to discuss the delimiter matching problem in this week’s post. The question has recently been asked by Uber, however, which is only part of the reason we select this question.

One of the common misunderstandings is that coding interviews are extremely hard to companies like Uber, Google, Facebook etc. and most people failed because they couldn’t come up with any idea at all. However, it’s not the case. More than 70% of questions are quite fundamental and are focused on testing candidates’ understanding of basic data structures/algorithms.
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