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Discussion on: Good Programmer vs Average Programmer - and, Why Asking questions and Paying attention to Details matters.

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Alistair Rose

For me recruitment is more about the creation of well structured, maintainable code, with good tests than anything else. Team work and communication skills are also important factors.

Want to split a word based on screen size? I would assume that even the most experienced programmers will sometimes do a little bit of research beforehand just to see if someone has a better way.

I am on-board with questioning and suggesting requirements but this tends to come from experience in the application domain. Should I presume as someone who doesn't know anything about the context that the 30 day rule has issues? In a real work situation a may ask for clarification but in an interview, I'd only question this if I know that the interviewer is trying to catch me out.