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Aug
4
awarded  Announcer
Jul
2
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
8
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
8
comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
I like "analysis paralysis"... :)
Mar
8
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
8
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
8
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
8
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
8
comment Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
@Oded, updated the question...
Mar
8
revised Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
added 71 characters in body
Mar
8
asked Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing?
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
18
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
18
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
9
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
23
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
20
comment What to do if a team member misses a sprint planning?
what is this "sprint planning"?
Jul
20
revised When is code “legacy”?
Justification for selecting answer...
Jul
20
accepted When is code “legacy”?
Jul
19
comment When is code “legacy”?
@Jerry, so you don't like unit tests then? ;)