Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 15:07 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "I've been programming professionally for about 3 years at this point, and I've noticed some interesting patterns in other programmers I've worked with. One of the key differentiators among programmers is motivation. I'm not referring to an individual's passion to simply be successful in their career, but rather the type of work they want to pursue. The thing they want to do with computers every day, the types of problems they are interested in solving."
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RE[4]: Sad Truth
by JeeperMate on Tue 25th Sep 2012 12:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad Truth"
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Phreck, again, the question is essentially "do you have an idea how abs()" is implemented? If you answered "just use abs()," you're screwed.

The point of the question is to test basic programming knowledge and skill (i.e. to answer the question: "can this young man think like a programmer?")

If you don't like that kind of question, you can either avoid programming job interviews, or don't ask them to interviewees.

Edit: when I was in the interviewee's position (a long time ago) I was even asked to write a FizzBuzz code. Now that's ridiculous.

Edited 2012-09-25 12:49 UTC

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