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eLabFTW

What is interesting here is that Phil failed his interview for not remembering something that IS NOT USEFUL, or maybe is in some very weird corner case...

Anyway, nice article Amandeep!

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Amandeep Singh Author

Thanks for your comment. 🙂👍

I am surprised that someone could test you based on if you know how event capturing works. These things are not what we do everyday and thus hard to come by, or you just forget. And that's why docs are there when you need a refresher.

I totally don't condone these interviews. I personally would stay away from these if I could.

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eLabFTW

Agreed. It's stupid to expect someone to know everything there is to know about web technologies. There is so much to know (and then more) that questioning someone without the ability to google something is pointless. A better test would be to look at how someone would solve a particular problem with all the tools at their disposal.

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James Thomson

A better test would be to look at how someone would solve a particular problem with all the tools at their disposal.

Exactly this. Testing how a candidate can memorise and regurgitate documentation is useless. Test how they solve problems and how they interact with you and your team. This is how you find good developers that your team can work with (which is just as, if not more, important as the candidates skillset).