Last month I was laid off from my last job, where I was an SDET. As of this writing I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks looking for a new position–and as anybody who’s worked in the tech industry goes, interview loops can be pretty involved and detailed.
My problem: I haven’t been in an actual interview loop for nearly ten years. So I’m out of practice answering the sorts of questions such loops will often give you, like, say, “write me a method that’ll return the smallest integer in an array” or “given a list of input integers, how do you see whether a target integer is in that list?”
In my experience these kinds of questions are not usually the sorts of things you’d have used in an actual job situation. But when I’m out of practice with them, it means I look bad during an interview.
So this site is to help me practice my coding skills to keep them in the forefront of my mind, and to have something I can point at for the sake of hiring managers.
I’ve used this dev site before when doing dev work on my main sites, annathepiper.org and angelahighland.com. So I’ve now reset its database, and will be writing a couple of small automation suites to serve as examples of the sorts of things I did on my last position.
More on this to come!