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February 2007

Write me an app on paper…

Saw this on Rob Rohans blog. I have to say, I 100% agree with his outrage (irritation? Anger? annoyance?). Yes, interviewing a coder is hard because the proof is in the puddin’ but the solution isn’t to ask them to write an app on paper, whiteboard, napkin, etc. It’s to learn about the person, are they a fit? Code is code, if you hire some one who sucks, let them go. The bigger issue in hiring, is finding the fit, the personality. Ok, so this posting is a bit over the top, but when I was last looking for a job almost every single place had me write code either on the whiteboard, or on a piece of paper. Often times I refused to do it because I didn’t see…

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