Practicing Coding Challenges: inessential

I’ve never ever been a fan of algorithmic challenges, but this post articulates it so well. Real code is written for a human first, and not for computers.

— Read on inessential.com/2020/04/26/practicing_the_coding_challenges

2 responses to “Practicing Coding Challenges: inessential”

  1. This post makes complete sense now. But usually, this doesn’t occur to people at the time of actual questioning because this approach is easy to explain rather than going for explaining an actual production scenario 🙁

    1. Yeah! There is a definite counter movement now though: https://jaxenter.com/whiteboard-interviews-twitter-132029.html

      More and more companies are preferring a “take home task” instead that is more true-to-life. Some even pay engineers if they don’t qualify after that round.

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