I had one a week back where they asked me to solve 5 problems, by coding them on the computer, pseudo code was fine, and sending it back in 2 hours. In addition I was asked fundumental computer science questions.
I not know what kind of problems they asked to solve, but 2 hours seems too long, IMHO.
Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk.com/
It's quite an investment, but that's the sort of investment both parties have to make to ensure correct matches.
its better than: "So I see you had three years of java experience"
the artist formerly known as prince
Whether it works for the company in question is something you'll have to ask them, not us. Such an approach would not work for me -- when I interview someone, I care far more about the _process_ that they use to come up with a solution than the actual solution.
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