Should you use Leetcode?

Manpreet Singh
5 min readApr 11, 2021

Welcome back! One of the most popular websites for learning / developing your programming skills is Leetcode. This website allows you to basically sharpen your skillset(s) for most programming languages, but i’ve also seen it mentioned quite a bit for interview prep. I went ahead and tested it out myself and ultimately found it fairly robust, I personally believe that any website offering value in programming is always a good place to learn coding from, so regardless I do appreciate the free access that Leetcode provides.

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Let’s begin!

Signing Up

The sign up process is pretty easy, you just use your email, pretty basic stuff.

The Interface

Starting off, there’s alot of value you can gain just from the free version of Leetcode. There are a couple of different paid versions of Leetcode that offer more value, these are the paid versions:

To be honest, from all of the hype that i’ve heard about Leetcode this actually seems kind of cheap, but as I mentioned, the free version of Leetcode still offers a lot of value. Now some of the most popular aspects of Leetcode (in my opinion) would be the problems and the mock questions. The problems range from easy, medium and hard questions. First off, the problems don’t really require you to build out a crazy large project from scratch, they’re pretty much mock interview questions that you should be able to solve in a typical interview time limit. To be honest, i’m not the best programmer but I have been working full time as a programmer for a few years now, and although there were some…