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Introduction to Bit Manipulation

In order to ace coding interviews for tech companies, it is necessary to understand Bitwise operators, which are usually fast compared to arithmetic and other math operations.

Gopi Gorantala
Gopi Gorantala
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Thanks for choosing this course! The techniques you learn here will go towards building strong algorithmic problem-solving skills.

Intended audience

In order to ace coding interviews for tech companies, it is necessary to understand Bitwise operators, which are usually fast compared to arithmetic and other math operations.

  • This course is designed for everyone who wants to improve their bit manipulation skills.
  • It targets all software aspirants who want to get strong with Mathematical and Analytical thinking in solving Algorithmic problems.
  • This is a critical topic for interviews with FAANG companies.
  • This course helps competitive programmers who participate in CodeChef, Topcoder, CodeForces, HackerRank, HackerEarth, Leetcode, etc.

We will go step by step through what bitwise operators are and where they are used.

Prerequisites

If you understand Bitwise operators, this course will help you re-write your algorithmic solutions with bit manipulation solutions.

This course is perfect for you if you are new to Bitwise operators. We start simple before moving to more complex concepts for bitwise operators. We then learn how to solve coding problems using Bitwise operators.

Good to have knowledge of:

  • Basics of a programming language
  • if-else conditional blocks
  • loops
  • primitive types, their range, Etc.

Our solutions are written in C++, Java, JavaScript, and TypeScript. We think they are the best language for interviews because they are well-known and similar to pseudocode.

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The most rewarding outcome of this course

The most rewarding outcome of this course is that you will learn the following:

  1. Solving problems commonly asked in coding interviews related to bit manipulation. These bit tricks could help programmers to run algorithms mostly in O(1) time.
  2. Hands-on practical coding challenges with examples and illustrations.
  3. Resources - To keep things as organized as possible for you, I have created a repository and attached all the solutions.
  4. Questions that test your knowledge of each chapter.
  1. Java Solutions - 👨🏻‍💻 https://github.com/ggorantala/bit-manipulation-java-solutions
  2. JavaScript Solutions - 👨🏻‍💻 https://github.com/ggorantala/bit-manipulation-javascript-solutions

Happy coding 🤩 !!

Bit ManipulationData Structures and Algorithms

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Gopi is an engineering leader with 12+ of experience in full-stack development—a specialist in Java technology stack. He worked for multiple startups, the European govt, and FAANG in India and Europe.

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