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· Teens
· · 2017
· · · March
· · · · 04 (1 entry)

Whiteboard Interviews · The other day, I joined a semi-viral tweet chain with I’ve been coding since 1979 and I still have to look up java.lang.String methods all the time. There were a bunch of programmers doing this and I thought it constituted amusing humility while also making a useful point: Remembering the details of any particular API or algorithm is irrelevant. Turns out I was part of a trend, see TheOutline: Programmers Are Confessing Their Coding Sins to Protest a Broken Job Interview Process. Except for, that’s bullshit; I still do whiteboards at interviews, and I don’t think the idea is broken. (Also, they’re not sins.) ...
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