re: Engineering whiteboard interviews: yay or nay? VIEW POST


The question is what problem does whiteboard coding solve for whom?

I understand the need for some companies to establish some kind of gateway mechanism in order to reduce the amount of hiring false candidates. And live coding is one way to reduce the number of false positives after hiring.

I never did live coding so far. And to be honest, I think I would perhaps fail epically. So chances are low, that such companies would hire me.

It says nothing about me as a developer - besides, that I am perhaps bad at live coding. But that as I said isn't the purpose of it.

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