Linked by snydeq on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 18:41 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister discusses the use of quizzes and brain-teasers in evaluating potential software development hires, a practice that seems to be on the rise. 'The company best known for this is Google. Past applicants tell tales of a head-spinning battery of coding problems, riddles, and brain teasers, many of which seem only tangential to the task of software development. Other large companies have similar practices -- Facebook and Microsoft being two examples,' McAllister writes. 'You'll need to assess an applicant's skill in one way or another, but it's also possible to take the whole interview-testing concept too far. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind when crafting your test questions, to avoid slamming the door on candidates unnecessarily.'
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by snorkel2 on Mon 7th Nov 2011 20:48 UTC
snorkel2
Member since:
2007-03-06

ha ha minor change:

var
x,slength:integer;
astring:string;
t:char;

begin
astring:= 'the cow jumped over the moon fool';
slength:= length(astring)+1;
for x := 1 to slength div 2 do
begin
t:= astring[x];
astring[x]:= astring[slength-x];
astring[slength-x]:=t;
end;
showmessage(astring);
end;

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