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  • Blog Post: Overall interview evaluation parameters for a software engineer/architect

    When giving technical interviews, either as a software engineer or software architect, you are not only evaluated on technical prowess but also on a bunch of other factors that make a good or not so good hire. Read more about this on my programming interview blog at http://www.programminginterviews...
  • Blog Post: How to answer software design interview questions

    n the previous post on How to answer algorithmic programming interview questions , we discussed a templated approach on how to solve algorithmic questions. In this post, we will explore similar steps that will help you think in the correct direction while solving design questions. Read more at How...
  • Blog Post: LINQ design interview question

    LINQ is one of my favorite interview topics for many reasons. It allows me to check a candidate's ability to define logic, use SQL skills, showcase lambda expressions, distill the problem into easy steps and of course, see some code in action. Also, since LINQ code is generally quite compact, it is perfect...
  • Blog Post: Big list of LINQ interview questions and answers compiled

    I have had a number of users ping me asking about writing interview questions on LINQ. I actually have a 8 detailed posts on LINQ interview questions. Here is a compilation of the posts: LINQ interview questions part 3 LINQ interview questions part 2 Entity Framework interview questions ...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework Interview Question - Explain ENUM usage in EF5

    Entity Framework 5 introduced support for Enum’s amongst other new features. This was a long awaited feature by the community.To learn how enums work with entity framework, how can you code them, how to use them, how they are represented in the database, head over to my Explain ENUM usage in EF5...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework – what are the different ways to configure database name?

    Entity Framework allows you to create a model (either using code-first approach or modeling tools) which can target an existing database or create a new one. So what are the different ways you can use to configure which database to use? How to name it? Read my blog post on my programming interviews blog...
  • Blog Post: How to populate a database table with text from a file

    Learn about loading text from a file into a database table on my latest blog post on SQL read text from a file at my programming interviews blog (Direct link: http://www.programminginterviews.info/2013/03/sql-read-text-from-file.html )
  • Blog Post: SQL self join or sub-query interview question (employee-manager salary)

    One of my favorite interview questions that tips even seasoned SQL guys (maybe because it's too simple) is around querying data that involves a self join. Question : Given an Employee table which has 3 fields - Id (Primary key), Salary and Manager Id, where manager id is the id of the employee that...
  • Blog Post: Advanced programming interview questions and answers

    Here is a refresh of my posts on advanced programming interview questions and answers Lost in a Forest of Trees The Ins and Outs of a Binary Search Tree Simple Patterns: Singleton Pattern Simple Patterns: Repository Pattern Simple Patterns: Factory Pattern Implement a basic Stack...
  • Blog Post: Distributed vs Parallel computing

    If you wanted to learn about the key difference between distributed vs parallel computing, check out my new post http://www.programminginterviews.info/2013/01/distributed-vs-parallel-computing.html on my programming interviews blog.
  • Blog Post: How to Boost your Self-Confidence

    Having confidence is a very important part of your life. As a human, a developer, a leader you need to have confidence in yourself. Read more on how to boost your self confidence on my programming interviews blog - http://www.programminginterviews.info/2013/01/how-to-boost-your-self-confidence.html ...
  • Blog Post: Design and Architecture interview questions with answers

    Urmila Singhal has written very detailed and interesting posts on how to interview for a technical program manager role. Interviewing to become a Program Manager from a different role: Introduction to what are the skills needed to become a Program Manager - http://www.urmilasinghal.com/2012/11/interviewing...
  • Blog Post: JavaScript functions explained

    A simple post explaining a few different ways you can write a JavaScript function on my programing interview series blog.
  • Blog Post: LINQ interview questions part 3

    Continuing the LINQ interview questions series, I have posted a third article on LINQ interview questions on my programming interview series blog.
  • Blog Post: How to time any function

    Read my post on how to time a function on my programming interview series blog at http://www.programminginterviews.info/2012/07/how-to-time-any-function.html .
  • Blog Post: LINQ interview questions part 2

    Based on popular demand, LINQ interview questions part 2 is a follow up post to my first LINQ interview questions article.
  • Blog Post: Programming interview questions with answers covering ASP.NET, jQuery, JAVA, SQL, LINQ, Entity Framework and Regular Expressions

    Having a bit of time in the last few weeks, I managed to hammer out some more detailed posts on my programming interview series blog. Here is the table of contents for easy reference: Introduction Introduction to technical interviewing Technical Interview Process – 30,000 feet overview So, what can be...
  • Blog Post: Regular expressions - groups and alternations (Part 3)

    Regular expressions are a favorite interview topic. I have recently started writing detailed interview questions and answers on regular expressions. This is the third in the series of programming interview posts on regular expressions . You can read all of them here on my programming interview blog ...
  • Blog Post: Regular expressions interview questions part 2

    Continuing on the programming interview series on regular expressions, here is the next installment at http://www.programminginterviews.info/2012/07/regular-expressions-interview_27.html . Regular expressions interview questions–Part 1 Regular Expressions interview questions–part 2
  • Blog Post: Regular expressions interview questions with detailed answers

    I recently started a new programming interview question and answer series on regular expressions. The first installment at Regular expressions interview questions–Part 1 talks about regular expression character sets, groups, quantifiers, shorthand and gives a full solution to matching a a 10-digit, US...
  • Blog Post: Programming Interview Questions and Answers

    For those who have been waiting for the next installment of programming interview questions and answers, well, the wait is sort of over. I have added a bunch of fresh posts on my Programming Initerview Series blog. Here is the table of contents for easy reference: Table Of Contents Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Programming Interview Questions on C++, ASP.NET, C#, SQL and LINQ

      Reached a milestone today on my quest to make better interview questions with answers. Here is the latest list of programming interview questions on my Programming Interviews Series blog. Introduction Introduction to technical interviewing Technical Interview Process – 30,000 feet overview So...
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