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2006-10-25

The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)

Joel Spolsky - The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0):

"A lot of programmers that you might interview these days are apt to consider recursion, pointers, and even data structures to be a silly implementation detail which has been abstracted away by today’s many happy programming languages. “When was the last time you had to write a sorting algorithm?” they snicker.

Still, I don’t really care. I want my ER doctor to understand anatomy, even if all she has to do is put the computerized defibrillator nodes on my chest and push the big red button, and I want programmers to know programming down to the CPU level, even if Ruby on Rails does read your mind and build a complete Web 2.0 social collaborative networking site for you with three clicks of the mouse."

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 20:27:16 +0000