continuation of series
Before we move ahead, I hope you have signed up for this newsletter. This is 4th in the series of letters I have written around Web/FE interviews and preparation and more are coming:
The series is trying to answer questions that are constantly coming up during the neogcamp. For those who don't know, I am teaching a 6+ month course to turn a beginner into a full stack developer.
anything is fine
Any language usage should be fine if you're being asked a complex PS/DS question in the interviews. There are two reasons for this:
Most companies feel that language proficiency can be gained over time but problem-solving skills are necessary to get in and survive. Companies like these generally ask more DSA to FE and they don't mind any language.
do not shift in the middle
Choose one language for solving a question. If you're confident in your JS skills then go for JS. For basic string, array, stack, queue questions, I would suggest you go with JS.
Therefore, practice well and make up your mind before entering this round. Ideally, there shouldn't be more than 1 round for PS/DS for a web developer. And if you get advanced DSA questions (as an experienced candidate) I would suggest not going through with the process.
Read the whole thread here:
my own interview
The point I am trying to make is any experienced JS dev (including me) will get slightly impressed if you solve all PS/DS questions in JS. However, notice the word:
slight. Don't jeopardize your whole interview for this small advantage. Only do this if, like me, you are confident in your JS skills and have practiced it before.
A small favor to ask. I have been writing regularly. Striving to bring clarity over the whole JS interview and career scenario. It would be great if you can share it on social media, or just forward this email to at least ONE friend asking her to sign up for the letter.
Also, I’ll be waiting for your comments to take this discussion forward. I love talking to everyone in the comments, it gives a warm feeling of community dialogue. Thank you for that. ❤️❤️