I’m Denny Zhang. A coder at work.
Many IT companies use code online judgement to evaluate candidates. Especially the big ones. e.g, Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.
When I first heard of this, I felt being humiliated.
With ten years’ working experience, now you question me to detect whether a graph has a loop? As an infra engineer, I have never used a graph algorithm at work. It might be useful for some roles, but just irrelevant to me.
Lots of debates for this stupid code test. And yes, I hate it. But why I hate it so much? After thinking deeper, I realize part of my resistance is
fear of rejections.
I admit I’m not so smart or clever. Most of the time I’m just diligent. And I had bad experience when I took ACM programming contest at college. Maybe I shall say, frustrating.
But it is what it is!
So why not stand up and conquer it? Maybe I can collect some interesting code puzzles? Help people to be more ready for the future coding interviews. Especially emotionally ready, I mean.
(Leave me comments! Help me to help others.)
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