# Resources for software engineers

This is a compilation of algorithms, interview questions and other resources. It is intended for students who want to become professional software engineers and a reference to professionals.

# Algorithms

## Articles

## Courses

## Problems

## Recommend Books

## Techniques and classes of problems

(Taken from ZOJ)

- Dynamic Programming
- Greedy algorithms
- String management
- Simulation problems
- Abstract Struct Problems
- Search Problems
- Number Theory Problems
- Geometry Problems
- Tree Struct Problems
- Graph Problems
- Matching Problems
- Combination Problems
- Shortest Path Problems
- Game Theory Problems
- Maximum Flow Problems

# Software Engineering

## Articles

## Recommend Books

# Software Engineering interviews

- Cracking the Coding Interview
- Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job, 2nd Edition (Programmer to Programmer)

## Algorithm to solve any algorithmic problem

- Understand the problem statement
- Run through an example
- Come up with the easiest solution
- Explain the solution
- Prove that it works
- Is it the fastest that you can do? If not go to 3.
- Watch-out for special cases

## Random problems

Few divide-and-conquer problems:

– nearest pair of points (2D) in O(nlogn)

– counting inversions in an array

– array shuffling

input : a1,….an,b1,…bn

output: a1,b1,….an,bn

A few dynamic programming problems by name:

– Max contiguous sum in array

– Max subset sum of non-adjacent elements in array

– longest increasing subsequence

– longest common subsequence

– shortest common supersequence

– longest oscillating subsequence (google interview question)

– longest accelerating subsequence

– longest Arithmetic Progression subsequence for unsorted array (google interview question)

– Matrix chain multiplication

– maximum value of expression consisting + and *

– minimum number of palindromic substring

– cutting stick (ACM UVA problem)

– 0/1 Knapsack

– counting ways of making a change

– Min. number of coins for a change

– 2-partitioning a set with/without repeations of items minimum sum difference

– Edit distance

– convert string to palindrome with minimum deletions /insertions

– Max. rectangle sum

– Max rectangle/square submatrix of 0 and 1

Do you know any other good algorithms resource? Leave it in the comments!