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re: It would make a huge difference if the time requirement was removed completely and the candidate was asked to architect a progress bar based off so...
 

I agree! It does seem a little far removed from a real world problem. I think the time aspect is so that setTimeout/Interval is used, which introduces some basic scoping problems.

 

FWIW given the conditions of the test if someone were to use setInterval I wouldn’t be that impressed. requestAnimationFrame would be way better and even more so Web Animations API. Even then the test is still hunting for a very specific answer that amounts to trivia which should be avoided in test scenarios.

That's a great point Steve. I went ahead and added a requestAnimationFrame version too! 😊

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