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Scott Simontis

I quit my job so I have to prepare for the interview game again...ugh.

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦 Author • Edited

Select every other letter from the alphabet and then write an api that scrapes an online dictory for all the valid words that match the remaining letters. Solve it using O 1 space complexity. lol

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Scott Simontis

During my last job search, one of the take home assignments from a company was to write a REST API that returns "Hello World!". That was literally all the instruction that was given. When pressed for more details, I was told to think about a design which would be easy to expand upon in the future and other cliche directives. I still have no idea what exactly they were looking for, it seems like a sarcastic comment or a cruel joke that went way too far.

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦 Author

I like when companies have challenges where you have to hack a web-app or send your résumé via an API endpoint in a specific format.