Amazon Interview

By Deane Barker on December 11, 2003

JSPWiki: AmazonInterview3: Here’s a report from a guy who just interviewed with Amazon. Yikes — tough questions, although whiteboards in the elevators still makes working there worth it.

  • What would be your advice for rapid growth sites such as Friendster
  • Design a web based email system. Describes pieces, components, design, large scale, and use case
  • Find the missing element in an array with values from 1 to 1000.
  • What blogging software do you recommend/use?
  • Code up a simple class in the language of your choice to represent a deck of cards with operations to shuffle the deck and to deal one card.


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