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Software Developers: Solve a puzzle, get an Interview (Facebook)

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Stephen66515:

TaoPhoenix:
"In one of these languages". Heh pity they specified that, it would be funny if someone wrote a correct answer in Lolcat.

Humor Note for the day: It would be hysterical if some eccentric business owner ran an enterprise system in Lolcat and made it sound like an ordinary programming job. The first 30 seconds when the new hire looks at 40,000 lines of Lolcat code doing something cutting edge would just make him DoubleFacepalm.

Stephen66515:
"In one of these languages". Heh pity they specified that, it would be funny if someone wrote a correct answer in Lolcat.

Humor Note for the day: It would be hysterical if some eccentric business owner ran an enterprise system in Lolcat and made it sound like an ordinary programming job. The first 30 seconds when the new hire looks at 40,000 lines of Lolcat code doing something cutting edge would just make him DoubleFacepalm.
-TaoPhoenix (May 08, 2012, 01:24 PM)
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30 seconds...to read 40,000 lines of code?

TaoPhoenix:
"In one of these languages". Heh pity they specified that, it would be funny if someone wrote a correct answer in Lolcat.

Humor Note for the day: It would be hysterical if some eccentric business owner ran an enterprise system in Lolcat and made it sound like an ordinary programming job. The first 30 seconds when the new hire looks at 40,000 lines of Lolcat code doing something cutting edge would just make him DoubleFacepalm.
-TaoPhoenix (May 08, 2012, 01:24 PM)
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30 seconds...to read 40,000 lines of code?

-Stephen66515 (May 08, 2012, 01:31 PM)
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No, 30 seconds to *recognize* 40,000 lines of Lolcat and go "Oh.... My ........ Gawd.......... You .... HAVE ... to be kidding me. "
(Remember, the joke works best if this is like the master control for the Human Genome Project, not just one man's hobby.

db90h:
Why not just do it like they did in the movie? ;p. Google does similar things. I'm sure they actually do discover some decent programmers, though the questions I'm sure aren't that difficult for a programmer. At the interview they surely give a second, slightly harder, test to make sure you didn't cheat on the first. Then, yea, they tell you they will give you a job and pay you X. The thing is --- if you have these skills, you can get a job at A LOT of places, so do you *want* to work for Facebook, or someone else? This particular segment of the job market is not one that is weak. It has an excess of unfilled capacity.

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