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Theofanis Despoudis Author

I would say that any live coding interview questions tend to test you about algorithmic thinking. It's not only about the language. Also, If you can manage to code a dynamic programming task but not a simpler one like array reverse then the interviewer might think something is fishy here.

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Jon Randy

If that is what they want to test, they should ask for such. As this is framed as a JS interview it would be in the candidate's best interests to highlight their skill in Javascript over general programming ability unless asked otherwise.

If I were interviewing for a JS position, and the candidate's solution proceeded to reinvent the wheel, I would question why they had done it that way. On the basis of that answer I would decide whether or not they're a good fit for a specifically JS position

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Theofanis Despoudis Author

It is framed as a Javascript interview but it's not all about Javascript. Javascript may be hot now, but not tomorrow. Algorithms stay longer. That is the mindset.

Unfortunately, not all interviewers are kind to tell you what kinds of tests they will ask you. They could ask you anything. The idea is to be prepared as much as possible.