Software Developer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Software Developer interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What are some of the software design patterns that you use, and in what situations do you use them?

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List of 30 Software Developer Interview Questions & Answers

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    What are some of the software design patterns that you use, and in what situations do you use them?

  2. 2.

    I've heard applications referred to as both software and programs. Which terminology do you use, and how do these differ?

  3. 3.

    Talk about the differences between structured English and Pseudo Code?

  4. 4.

    Explain how duplicates are removed from an array without using a library?

  5. 5.

    Do you have a preferred language that you like to write programming algorithms?

  6. 6.

    What is verification and validation, and why it is important?

  7. 7.

    Describe how do you implement an insertion sort algorithm, and what's the easiest way to do it?

  8. 8.

    How do you approach implementing an LRU Cache in your favorite programming language?

  9. 9.

    How do you find the starting node of a cycle if a link contains a cycle?

  10. 10.

    What method do you use to find the missing number in an integer array of 1 to 100?

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    Tell me how you find duplicate numbers in an array in Java containing multiple duplicates?

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    Based on your experience, what's the best way to find a node that begins with two single link lists?

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    What is your experience with implementing a Binary Search Algorithm without recursion?

  14. 14.

    Can you walk me through the meaning behind a Depth First Search Algorithm for a binary tree?

  15. 15.

    Tell me the difference between a Comparison and Non-Comparison Sorting Algorithm?

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    Can you list for me the important categories of software development?

  17. 17.

    Describe at a high level what the software development life cycle process is.

  18. 18.

    As a software developer, explain the meaning of debugging, and why it's used?

  19. 19.

    What is software scope, and what does the process involve?

  20. 20.

    How would you define software configuration management?

  21. 21.

    What is your opinion on a feasibility study, and when should it be done?

  22. 22.

    As part of software development, were you involved with working on functional and non-functional requirements?

  23. 23.

    Making a comparison, how would you differentiate between Quality Assurance and Quality Control?

  24. 24.

    What software development process do you prefer to use?

  25. 25.

    What are some of the types of development projects you have worked on in your past positions?

  26. 26.

    Can you describe a challenging software development project you recently completed and the results?

  27. 27.

    Are you familiar with Agile and Waterfall? Which of these software development methodologies do you prefer?

  28. 28.

    What are some of the QA processes you are familiar with and have worked with in the past?

  29. 29.

    What are some of the testing and debugging processes you use in your software development?

  30. 30.

    How much do you know about object-oriented programming?