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revised What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
I'd be interested in knowing the rational behind closure of this question. I am not asking "career or education advice" but asking about concrete recruitment practice for programmers. Would anyone have advice on how to reword the question?
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
No, we give a series of tests with input and expected output that can be run using make test. Candidates develop the code on their own machine in their own time and are expected to be able to install any tools they need.
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
Yes, when we saw that the candidate's code had a buffer overflow (which we caught with a test) we provided him with the test and explained that his code didn't pass.
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
We even provide a test framework for the code, including tests that triggered the overflow!
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
Harg! backpedal! That certainly isn't the claim I make. I've released buggy code, some worse than others. But none that looked like the first example of what not to do when you google for "buffer overflow"
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
I'm officially still a 'Junior Software Engineer' with a whole 2 years of experience! My background is in neither CS or SW Engineering (It's in Physics). I would not willingly hand in code that segfaults on any input, now, or when I was recruited.
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comment What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers?
@BartvanIngenSchenau Yes, we explicitly ask for error handling and production quality.