Chapter 1: Introduction
- 1.1 Overview of Coding Interviews
- Understanding the importance of coding interviews.
- Commonly tested skills and topics.
- 1.2 Why C for Coding Interviews?
- Advantages of using C in the interview process.
- Low-level programming and efficiency.
Chapter 2: C Basics Review
- 2.1 Variables and Data Types
- Integer, floating-point, and character types.
- Variable assignment and naming conventions.
- 2.2 Control Flow
- Conditional statements (if, else, switch).
- Loops (for, while).
- 2.3 Functions
- Defining and calling functions.
- Function prototypes and recursion.
Chapter 3: Arrays and Strings
- 3.1 Arrays
- Declaration, initialization, and manipulation.
- Multi-dimensional arrays.
- 3.2 Strings in C
- String operations and manipulation.
- String handling functions.
Chapter 4: Pointers and Memory Management
- 4.1 Pointers in C
- Understanding pointers and pointer arithmetic.
- Pointers and arrays.
- 4.2 Dynamic Memory Allocation
- malloc, calloc, realloc, and free functions.
- Avoiding memory leaks.
Chapter 5: Structures and Unions
- 5.1 Structures
- Declaration, initialization, and accessing members.
- Nested structures.
- 5.2 Unions
- Understanding unions and their use cases.
Chapter 6: File Handling
- 6.1 File Input/Output in C
- Opening, reading, and writing to files.
- Error handling in file operations.
Chapter 7: Algorithms
- 7.1 Searching Algorithms
- Linear search, binary search.
- 7.2 Sorting Algorithms
- Bubble sort, insertion sort, quicksort.
- 7.3 Recursion and Backtracking
- Recursive algorithms and backtracking techniques.
Chapter 8: Data Structures in C
- 8.1 Linked Lists
- Singly and doubly linked lists.
- Operations on linked lists.
- 8.2 Stacks and Queues
- Implementing stacks and queues in C.
Chapter 9: Bit Manipulation
- 9.1 Bitwise Operations
- Bitwise AND, OR, XOR, left shift, and right shift.
- Solving problems using bit manipulation.
Chapter 10: Common Interview Questions
- 10.1 Problem-Solving Strategies
- Breaking down problems, understanding requirements.
- 10.2 Examples of Real Interview Questions
- Walkthroughs and solutions.
Chapter 11: Coding Interview Tips and Strategies
- 11.1 Time Management
- Balancing time during interviews.
- 11.2 Debugging Skills
- Strategies for finding and fixing bugs.
- 11.3 Soft Skills in Coding Interviews
- Communication and problem-solving approach.
Chapter 12: Practice Problems and Mock Interviews
- 12.1 The Importance of Practice
- Setting up a practice routine.
- 12.2 Mock Interviews
- Simulating real interview scenarios.
Chapter 13: Conclusion
- 13.1 Recap of Key Concepts
- Summarizing essential C programming and coding interview topics.
- 13.2 Next Steps
- Further resources and continued learning