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Graduate student (Phd Computer Science). Interested in Distributed Systems Middleware. Also interested in - Algorithms, Machine Learning, Java Swing programming.


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comment Is programming or computer science in general, all about algorithms?
+1 for talking about the hiring bar for grad students. Some companies are much fussier when hiring grad students than undergrads. But to be fair to them, grad students are also better paid, and typically recruited at a higher level internally.
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comment Is programming or computer science in general, all about algorithms?
As for the questions that appear in the programming competitions - you are pretty much hosed if you have not seen the question before (unless your IQ also happens to be 3 SD away from the normal)
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comment Is programming or computer science in general, all about algorithms?
"As for how to practice algorithm design, Steve Yegge reccomends Skiena's The Algorithm Design Manual in his excellent guide to interviewing as a programmer." Sorry, but this might not be applicable to the person who asked this question as he happens to be a grad student. Google/MS has moved on from Skiena (for grad students), to asking questions which have appeared in international collegiate programming competitions. (This I know for sure from anecdotal experience). Skiena's book is still used - but mainly for the undergrad level candidates.
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comment How do the algorithms to solve problems encountered in interviews translate into real world solutions?
@josh88, you might want to check out the following question - programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/137462/…
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accepted I can write code… but can't design well. Any suggestions?
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revised I can write code… but can't design well. Any suggestions?
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asked I can write code… but can't design well. Any suggestions?