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I agree. I have, at different companies, for the last 6 years, asked people to do a small take home problem that should take a couple hours. BTW I'm aware that some people feel like this is a bad idea but I strongly disagree.

I'd love to be really strict on my reviews of the code but I don't have that luxury because the majority of samples fail one of the following tests:

1. Don't compile 2. Crash under trivial input 3. Have trivially detectable race conditions

I spend alot of time recruiting for remote golang developmers who will be working at a fairly massive scale (not Google but a fortune 50/top 50 Alexa rank). I can't say that I've ever had 20 candidates in front of me who could write race free code with the bare minimum of tests.




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