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Discussion on: Algorithms in interviews: Hazing ritual or valuable vetting technique?

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Gerardo Lima

You got a point on the cases that require a candidate to play with things that'll never be relevant on the job, but I also see many developers simply unaware of complexity (big-O), CPU and memory-wise, which can seriously harm a product after MVP phase and broad adoption.

These problems are addressed by classic algorithms and, in this sense, they are much useful skills.