LeetCode is a website with algorithmic problems similar to those in FAANG interviews and other IT companies. After solving over 100 problems in six months and discussing with others, I realized what I did wrong and right. Here's my experience to help you prepare more efficiently and quickly.
Systematic Approach ✅
Instead of randomly tackling problems, I purchased a preparation course and focused on solving problems by topic. I studied theory, reviewed solutions, and then attempted the problems. Investing $100 in the course was one of my best decisions.
Avoiding Miracle Hopes ❌
Realizing that prolonged contemplation didn't lead to solutions, I shifted to studying problem solutions first. Understanding algorithms and techniques from these solutions made it easier to solve similar problems in 5-20 minutes.
Setting Clear Goals and Tracking Progress ❌
Initially, I lacked a sense of progress. Keeping a journal with problem analyses, noting challenges, and maintaining statistics on tasks solved and course progress helped track growth and maintain motivation.
Choosing the Wrong Programming Language ❌
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