DZone: You Are Not a Compiler!

It is common practice at conferences, interviews and certifications in general to assume that the candidate can process the code and find the subtle mistakes in it. As the article clearly says “there is no single proof of correlation between correctly answering any of the above questions and real-world proficiency of applying the skills they are meant to assess.”

Doing it right requires more time to prepare the material and analyse it afterwords but unless one needs to asses thousands of candidates, that investment is well worth it

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