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What would you do if senior management demanded delivery of software in an impossible deadline?

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Give them the choice of reduced scope, more resources, or changed dates. They can only pick 2.

It is possible to keep scope, resources & timeline (dates) unchanged, but compromise on quality. This will impact team retention, especially the stronger engineers on the team, over the longer run. The leadership team must understand the consequences.

Another was a puzzle: A king orders 100 bottles of wine for a celebration. A courtier who's angry with the king over something puts poison in one of those bottles. The king has a way of identifying the poisoned bottle by giving a few drops of wine to a monkey. Since the poison is fast acting, the monkey will die immediately. Whats the minimum number of monkeys needed to find the poisoned bottle?

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Write a function that determines if a tree is a BST or not

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What is the difference between a Set and a List?

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write a function to swap integers not using third int?

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can there be a thread without a process

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How will you implement word ladder puzzle

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Given an array & a value x, find if the array contains any 2 values whoes sum = x

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Given a trie and a prefix, find the word (in the trie) that starts with some subsequence of the prefix and also has the longest such subsequence.

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A lists of questions will be sent to you as part of the pre-screen. Answering these fully and correctly is a challenge.

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