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Is “White-Board-Coding” inappropriate during interviews?

This is a somewhat subjective quesiton but I'd love to hear feedback/opinions from either interviewers/interviewees on the topic. We split our technical part into 4 parts. Write Code, Read & ...
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Is thinking out loud during an interview really the best strategy?

In another question I asked recently about best practices for whiteboarding, there was general consensus that thinking out loud while coming up with the answer was the best strategy. Indeed, long ...
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Writing my problem solving approach on paper?

I'm a freshman Computer Science student and we just started doing some actual projects in Python. I have found I'm very efficient when I use the pen and paper method that my professor suggested in ...
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Engineering interview candidate refuses to use whiteboard [duplicate]

Today I experienced a first in a technical interview. The candidate refused to use the whiteboard to solve an algorithm question, as I requested. There was no sort of disability at play or anything ...
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What is your best whiteboarding technique when collaborating with your team? [closed]

I wanted to know what solutions you guys tend to do when sketch modeling on whiteboards. Since my reading on Creg Larman's very good book Applying UML and Patterns, I do my everyday business and ...
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A Whiteboard: 'useful!' or 'paper is better'? [closed]

Anyone still use a Whiteboard? If so how do you use it and is it actually that useful? Or do you prefer paper instead?
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Create a behavior/Component based system for games

Background I do game development as a hobby, and am looking for a better way to design them. Currently, I am using a standard OOP approach (I have been doing enterprise development for 8 years so it ...
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As a solo developer, how can I use a whiteboard in programming effectively?

I have been programming for a while and I keep finding myself writing my thoughts down cause it helps me focus on the solution. It feels like a lot of waste of paper. On the other hand, I feel ...
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What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem? [closed]

Just as the title says, what is your favorite whiteboard interview problem, and why has it proven effective for you? Junior, senior, Java, C, Javascript, PHP, SQL, pseudo-code, etc.
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Library of common technical questions asked in interviews? [closed]

Are there any resources indicating what the most common or "de-facto" standard is in technical interviews in the webdev and web application development fields? If not, for those of you who have gone ...
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White Boards — Who Uses Them? [closed]

So as both a full-time programmer and hobbyist as well (developing my own things for personal use and maybe to sell one day), I feel that me purchasing a big white board to hang in my room at home or ...
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How do you take advantage of your whiteboard in your development team? [duplicate]

Today we got our own website design. The theme is the "whiteboard". I'm a big fan of them. I would like you to share with me how you use it. I'm sure I don't exploit its potential enough. I will ...