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comment Do your managers prefer to create proof of concept (POC) before working prototype?
should also add that there should be a clear understanding of the scope of the POC - i.e. there is a clear line between it and a fully fledged implementation...
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
@kevincline, I totally agree, I just wanted to canvass some opinions to see what the general thinking is. The 2 hour time limit is more than generous for anyone of any experience to come up with some sort of design. If they cannot, that in itself is a no-no for me (implies they cannot really think on their feet/adapt/react quickly...)
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
I like "analysis paralysis"... :)
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
That's the counter argument to the time limit, by placing this artificial limit, are we also rejecting good but slow candidates.. I guess there is no real win...
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
@blunders, as I mentioned in a comment below, we state that in the spec, "we don't expect a fully working solution", just your thoughts...
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
Funnily enough, all of the folks here have passed that test (aside from one or two founders!) ;)
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
We do communicate exactly that (i.e. we don't expect a fully working solution, pseudocode with some descriptions is sufficient), we just want to see their thinking, hence why I am in favour of the time limit.
Mar
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comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
@Oded, updated the question...
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revised Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
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asked Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
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Aug
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comment Advantages of a left to right language syntax
I rarely downvote (and in this case it's pointless), but this deserves a -1. The majority of this answer has nothing to do with the question!
Aug
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comment Advantages of a left to right language syntax
I did not vote to close, but, the comment by @Devjosh is pertinent, it's more appropriate for Programmers, hopefully someone will migrate it....
Aug
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comment Is micro-optimisation important when coding?
I generally agree - except for one line, I contend that "every idiot thinks they can micro-optimize"... ;)
Jul
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comment Finding a new job when my skillset isn't matching the job ads
@tryurbest, not convinced of the bloomberg argument, went for a "c++" interview there, every question was c. I agree with sbi here.
Jul
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comment What to do if a team member misses a sprint planning?
what is this "sprint planning"?
Jul
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revised When is code “legacy”?
Justification for selecting answer...