Before starting your job search, look at these common Java interview questions asked during real interviews and understand the answers, but instead of memorizing the answers try to complete further research and come with your own personal solution for the interview question. The more prepared you are for what you will encounter, the more successful you will be. This collection of Java interview question could be also useful for software developers who need to interview Java developer.

Best Technical Interview Books: Top Recommended

The top technical interview books contain the answers that are most often asked by employers and recruiters. In addition to reviewing the most frequently asked technical interview questions, these recommended books contains interview advices, tips and techniques for everyone from the recent grad to the experienced software professional. Considering that, here are the top technical interview preparation books.

Cracking the Coding Interview #1 Best Seller

Cracking the Coding Interview book gives job seeker the interview preparation software engineer needs to get the top software related jobs. The book covers 150 interview questions and provides not only detailed answers to these problems, but describes how should interviewee approach the similar questions in the future. There is a large group of job seekers who understand how the common sorting algorithms work, but still feel stressed and humiliated during an interview and for these reasons is not able to explain the difference between bubble sort and quicksort and give the interviewer the confidence interviewer is looking for. In the Top Ten Mistakes Candidates Make section, the book prepares the candidate to avoid stress and intimidation during an interview. In addition to technical part of the interview, books covers in details the steps for resume preparation, describes how to handle tricky behavior interview question and finally covers the offer negotiation tricks. I highly recommend buying and studying this book, if you have a plans to work for any high tech company, but I also think no book alone will get you ready to succeed in an interview.

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Programming Interviews Exposed

In some ways Programming Interviews Exposed is very similar to Cracking the Coding Interview book by Gayle Laakman, but it has a few differences. This book is more readable and the authors explain the solution in the plain English before providing a coded solution. It also gives the answers in stages, so you could try to figure out the solution on your own. Keep in mind that the authors use the different programming languages C++, Java, C# in this book, while Java is the favourite language in Cracking the Coding Interview book. This book is more technical nad has just a few pages covering behavior interview questions. This is my favorite of the technical interview preparation books I've tried and as far as I some interviewers pull interview questions directly from this book. This book is great for software developers who have all that knowledge, but are a bit rusty on some of the data structure internals. It's also great for experienced professionals who have been out of the market for a while.

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Elements of Programming Interviews

As you could guess from the name, Elements of Programming Interviews is a collection of 300 questions with detailed solutions. These questions would help you understand what is asked at interviews. The first part of this book is the problems, while the second part contains the complete solutions. I would highly recommend to resist temptation and try to find your own answer, before flipping to the second part and read the it. You should learn and enjoy a lot from the process of solving problems, not just a solution. This book is comprehensive and includes seventeen different categories of problems, such as searching, probability, and discrete mathematics. It includes almost every kind of problem you may encounter in an interview. In summary, this is a great book. I strongly recommend this book for anyone who wants to excel in interviews in top software companies and I’m sure this book will be your greatest investment

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There are a number of high quality books available for technical interview preparation. I picked these top books because they are good to read and study before you go to an interview, and each book approaches the technical interview from a different angle and perspective. I personally want to recommend to read these books for new graduates and for senior specialists, for software developers and QA Testers, for network administrators and business analysts.

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