System Design Interview – An Insider's Guide - Alex Xu

System Design Interview – An Insider's Guide

By Alex Xu

  • Release Date: 2020-08-24
  • Genre: Network
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings


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.

What’s inside?
- 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

    By antonio081014
    Working on my preparation of interviews, while looking for a good system design resource for interviews. This book works perfectly, highly recommended.
  • Great resource for preparing system design interviews

    By codeNinja0101
    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.