Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

By Gayle Laakmann McDowell published by CareerCup

This looks like a really useful book for new developers attending job interviews. I think it’s also useful if you are responsible for recruiting and interviewing developers.  I wouldn’t suggest using any of the examples given in this book in an actual interview for obvious reasons but having seen the style you can create your own similar questions.  In my experience if you do this then it’s essential to test the questions on a few of your existing developers to benchmark the questions and see what good looks like.

Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
At £25.36 it looks expensive but if it helps you get a top developer job or recruit a good developer instead of an average developer it will pay back within minutes.
My interview advice for those attending and running interviews is always to relax and try and enjoy the experience. It’s a chance to learn about other people and other companies and learn from their experience even if you are initially unsuccessful.
If you have any great example Developer Interview questions or you’ve been asked a tough question that you are not sure of the answer to leave it in a comment below and I’ll try and give you some feedback on it.

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Price: £25.36


Minutes Template UK?

Integrated meeting minutes and agenda template.

Integrated meeting minutes and agenda template.

One of my most popular blogs last year was my UK Minutes Template.  At the time I just wrote about a Minutes Template that I’ve used a lot over the years but I’ve got lots more examples that may be more appropriate to different styles of meeting.  Over the coming weeks I plan to compile a few more example templates for meeting minutes and write a follow-up blog.  I’d love to hear from you if you’ve got a great meeting minutes template that you’d like to share.  I’m happy to edit any templates you send over to remove company details and make them generic.

I’d also love to know what formats best suit people, I’m assuming Microsoft Word but may be people are increasingly using Apple Pages or Google Docs.


Our blog now has a Twitter Account.

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 21.34.19I’ve been using Twitter client sites for years now but never got around to setting it up for my own IT blog.  This evening I have finally created a Twitter Account to go with this blog. If you follow ITMAN101 on Twitter I’ll let you know whenever we post a new blog or have any news to share.

Here’s our very first tweet…