Ace the Programming Interview: 160 Questions and Answers for Success

  • 6h 7m
  • Edward Guiness
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Programmers are in demand, but to land the job, you must demonstrate knowledge of those things expected by today's employers. This guide sets you up for success. Not only does it provide 160 of the most commonly asked interview questions and model answers, but it also offers insight into the context and motivation of hiring managers in today's marketplace. Written by a veteran hiring manager, this book is a comprehensive guide for experienced and first-time programmers alike.

  • Provides insight into what drives the recruitment process and how hiring managers think
  • Covers both practical knowledge and recommendations for handling the interview process
  • Features 160 actual interview questions, including some related to code samples
  • Includes information on landing an interview, preparing a cheat-sheet for a phone interview, how to demonstrate your programming wisdom, and more

Ace the Programming Interview, like the earlier Wiley bestseller Programming Interviews Exposed, helps you approach the job interview with the confidence that comes from being prepared.

About the Author

Edward Guiness is a software developer who has been both interviewer and interviewee over his long career. He has been programming since before the birth of Windows 1.0. In 2012, Edward founded SocialCoder (, a volunteering organization for programmers, designers, and other technical people.

In this Book

  • Hiring Programmers: The Inside Story
  • Handling the Phone Interview with Confidence
  • In-Person Interviews
  • Negotiating a Job Offer
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Code Quality
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Quirks and Idioms
  • Testing—Not Just for Testers
  • The Right Tools
  • Notorious Interview Questions
  • Programming Wisdom