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Discussion on: What I Learned From Bombing An Amazon Coding Assessment

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Andrew Powell

Woof. I applaud the positive message in this post and I'm all for encouraging and helping fellow devs with information like this. But it missed the biggest lesson from the experience:

Memorization and regurgitation does not a good developer make. And we need to stop accepting it as part of the hiring practice.

Knowing where and how to find an answer, and how to apply it, is infinitely more valuable today. Hiring in tech is fundamentally broken.