Building a Stack with a getMax() function

Suppose you had a Stack class. Write a new class MaxStack which, in addition to push() and pop(), has a method getMax() which returns the largest item in the stack. Use your existing Stack class to store the stack’s contents. Don’t just use pop() to “dig” through your stack to find the max—do something that… Read More »

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Reverse a String

A typical programming interview question is “reverse a string, in place”. if you understand pointers, the solution is simple. even if you don’t, it can be accomplished using array indices. i usually ask candidates this question first, so they get the algorithm in their head. then i play dirty by asking them to reverse the… Read More »