Jul 01 2015

Is X a good technical question for an interview?

Category: UncategorizedFractalizeR @ 7:13 pm

I cannot answer this question better, than Eric Lippert. Below is a quotation from one of his blog posts.

A good technical question has characteristics such as:

  • can be stated and solved in a short amount of time with a short amount of code
  • does not require an “aha!” insight that is difficult to come up with under stress
  • is not a “stock” problem or “brain teaser”
  • can be made arbitrarily harder or easier, to better gauge what level the candidate is really at
  • is similar to the sorts of problems the candidate will have to solve on the job
  • tests skills other than straight up coding, like ability to read existing code, or deal with an ambiguous specification

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