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I know I fucked mine up.
I did a bit of prep beforehand but totally wasn't expecting them to expect me to give 'textbook' style answers. Like describing what underlying hash function a map uses.

To be honest, it was at a big bank I wasn't interested in working in (not just saying that) but decided it was worth a punt for the practise.

Hope you do ok anyway.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:31, archived)
i had to admit to not knowing very much about a lot of things,
i just don't know how much they were expecting, because it's pretty specialist stuff that surely not many people know unless they've got the job already, i dunno..
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:34, archived)
I think I'm going to work on the principle I don't want to work anywhere that has a rigorous laid-out-by-hr recruitment process.
As that's probably a big corporate shop I don't want to be in.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:35, archived)
i kind of can't really afford to be that fussy at the moment,
but, i dunno.. i draw the line at military stuff
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:38, archived)
Search have a fair bit of stuff round your way. Hth.

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:40, archived)
most of the C++ work seems to be embedded atm,
which i wouldn't mind doing but i've got no experience in it
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:51, archived)
Hmm, NCR in Edinburgh and Dundee are doing that I think.
Have you considered doing something other than C++? If you can do that lots of places would probably take you on with a C background because everything else is easy to switch to by comparison.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:54, archived)
according to their website they are all about the Java

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:56, archived)
If you can do c++ you can do java.
It's up to you of course, but I don't think employers may care as much as you think.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:57, archived)
i just don't want to rot my brain with that shit

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:00, archived)
lol spoken like a true c programmer

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:03, archived)
well i'd "consider" it,
but i've spent the last 3 years doing mostly C++ so it seemed a sensible thing to look for, i mean i have done other things including Java although tbh i fucking hate it
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:58, archived)
I'd quite like an opportunity to give python a go I reckon.
I don't mind Java as a language but it's all enterprisey stuff that uses it.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:00, archived)
i dunno i bought a Blu-ray player lately,
that says "powered by Java" on the back, make of that what you will.

Why Python? I've done a bit of it, the semantic whitespace takes a bit of getting used to. Other than that it's the same Dynamic Typing Hell you get in most scripting languages which makes them woefully unsuitable for server-side stuff. Or, let's be honest, Any Stuff.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:11, archived)
My take of that would be it's an easy transportable language to write middleware in.
I'm not sold on dynamic typing but it seems quite quick and easy to do stuff with.

Found an excuse to mock something up in work and it was easy to write (it seemed harder to read back what i'd written oddly).

I've seen some web stuff in it and I don't think it's that bad.

Not like Node.js fuck that.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:20, archived)
don't even talk to me about Node.js

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:22, archived)
It sounds like it's a way to let your front-end developers play about in the proper backend.
Why on earth would you want to let them do that?

That said I'm trying to fix a cursor leak on a screen at the moment and the js console has been a godsend.

Two lines of js allows me to fill the form instantly, compared to about 20 minutes by hand or 5 mintues using ahk to send '123{tab}'.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:24, archived)
it's extremely stupid

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:25, archived)

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:55, archived)