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Re^4: Stop with the interview questions already

by merlyn (Sage)
on Aug 30, 2009 at 23:09 UTC ( #792241=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Stop with the interview questions already
in thread Stop with the interview questions already

I'm not following your point here. Are you suggesting that someone has forfeit their right to learn something new N hours before an interview or test? If so, how many hours 12? 24? a week?
Not at all. Please note, you replaced "after" with "before" and "homework" with 'test", and changed the question entirely.

I object to anyone in the process of being tested trying to cheat to get a question answered here. They're being tested on how well they already know the answer, not how well they can crowdsource it.

I object to anyone having been assigned homework to try to get fundamentals sorted out here. They've been told in class how to read the docs: they shouldn't need to have the docs explained to them again or the answers given to them so they can parrot the answers into the homework.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.


Comment on Re^4: Stop with the interview questions already
Re^5: Stop with the interview questions already
by freddo411 (Chaplain) on Sep 01, 2009 at 21:38 UTC
    I object to anyone in the process of being tested trying to cheat to get a question answered here. They're being tested on how well they already know the answer, not how well they can crowdsource it.

    I conduct interviews at my company by providing an internet connected computer along with some basic programming problems. I instruct the interviewee that she/he may "google" as needed. We don't expect people to memorize the manuals. Crowd sourcing is fair game if that produces workable results.

    I think this is a close analog to how programmers really work.

    -------------------------------------
    Nothing is too wonderful to be true
    -- Michael Faraday

      If your only skill is crowdsourcing, you are not a programmer

        If crowdsourcing has no value, what does that mean for the cpan?


        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      ++

      I strongly agree. The ability of "googling" an answer to a difficult question is a valuable (and not at all obvious) skill

      Rule One: "Do not act incautiously when confronting a little bald wrinkly smiling man."

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