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Quizzing high-level programmers on algorithms is less about evaluating candidates, more about stroking the quizzer's (pathetic) ego. Works.

2

Programming environments, patterns, and tools are rarely evaluated squarely on the merits. It's just as much "who has used that lately" and "was it cool". You can belabor that as a shallow process, or you can simply make cool shit people are interested in learning how was built.

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