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Greg Bulmash 🥑 • Edited

I'd say it's because this is the coding interview, not the behavioral interview. :-)

To be fair, I'm a non-traditional coder, left my last SDE role around 7 years ago to write developer docs, and have worked as a developer evangelist or developer documentation writer for most of the past 7 years.

I took the Triplebyte practice interview this weekend to see how well I would do.

I consider myself a good debugger and we were working in a language I knew, but coming into a barely-commented codebase with uncommented failing tests and a time limit, I think that was the hardest part. It was also deep proof of the old adage: "Always code as if the person who ends up maintaining your code is a violent psychopath who knows where you live." If I actually inherited code like that, I'd be upset to say the least.

I'll get my results later in the week. I'll be curious to see what kind of feedback I get and whether I passed.