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What's your opinion on offline programming challenges?

pedrootero profile image Pedro Otero Prada ・1 min read

I have one of those coming up. They gave me pointers on what APIs I'll need so I can prepare, but I find it a little odd that they do a test offline. Much has been said about how many of us just Google a lot of stuff frequently, even stuff that we use often. But I'm a little offput by being judged on what I know by heart.

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I think it is fairly pointless exercise considering you will never ever write code without access to tooling. It just creates an unnatural situation with extra stress. At the same time it does not actually give a realistic idea of your abilities.