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Coding tests are a fact of life when you interview for a developer job.  They’ve been written about plenty, and the conventional wisdom is they’re very useful.  For example, the venerable “Joel on Software” wrote about them in his “Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing,” and Jeff Atwood wrote about them in “Getting the Interview Phone Screen Right.”

Well, coding tests make sense for very junior job openings, where you’re looking for just a “coder”. Or, if the candidate has zero prior work experience.  Otherwise, they’re worthless. Read More

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