The system design interview is considered to be the most complex and most difficult technical job interview by many. This book provides a step-by-step framework on how to tackle a system design question. It provides many examples to illustrate the systematic approach with detailed steps that you can follow.
- An insider’s take on what interviewers really look for and why.
- A 4-step framework for solving any system design interview question.
- 15 real system design interview questions with detailed solutions.
- 188 diagrams to visually explain how different systems work.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Scale From Zero To Millions Of Users
Chapter 2: Back-of-the-envelope Estimation
Chapter 3: A Framework For System Design Interviews
Chapter 4: Design A Rate Limiter
Chapter 5: Design Consistent Hashing
Chapter 6: Design A Key-value Store
Chapter 7: Design A Unique Id Generator In Distributed Systems
Chapter 8: Design A Url Shortener
Chapter 9: Design A Web Crawler
Chapter 10: Design A Notification System
Chapter 11: Design A News Feed System
Chapter 12: Design A Chat System
Chapter 13: Design A Search Autocomplete System
Chapter 14: Design Youtube
Chapter 15: Design Google Drive
Chapter 16: The Learning Continues
This is the one of the best system design book
Working on my preparation of interviews, while looking for a good system design resource for interviews. This book works perfectly, highly recommended.
Solid book. But makes very simple grammatical errors
Provides a great overview for common concepts but shouldn’t be used as the only book to study for system design interviews.
Also, there are many simple grammatical and spelling errors in the book. Specifically not using definite or indefinite articles properly or at all. “Collusion” vs “collision”.
The book would be much less distracting while reading to have an editor fix these very simple (frankly embarrassing) issues.
Great resource for preparing system design interviews
This book is one of the best, if not the best, resources I have come across to use when I prepare for the system design round. The content is clear and concisely presented in steps that gradually build on top of each other in a way that allows you to follow along smoothly.