A Strange Test

Published at 15:49 on 30 August 2015

It’s not unusual for programming jobs to have programming tests as part of the interview process. What is strange is for a job that was advertised as being back-end coding having its biggest, toughest question being to code an AJAX web page.

After six slow hours, I’ve gotten the thing to satisfy two of the three requirements, and I think that’s about it for me on this one. Six hours with Javascript is about five hours too many for me, and if doing such things is really pertinent for that job, I don’t want it anyhow.

But really, if front-end stuff is that important to you as an employer, why not simply advertise the job that way? (Would an orchestra advertise for a tuba player if they really wanted a violinist?)

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