|So, I received this email...|
Subject: Very incredible software and web dev
I am good at what I do I can code in 15 different languages. I just moved to (city) from America where I was running a successful start up company. What can I do to get in better contact with you to pursue the possibility of us working together to make magic.
wow, this sounds great! Hmmm...15 languages? This sounds like a perfect place for the old fizz buzz test
Subject: re: Very incredible software and web dev
to begin with, for quality assurance could you please complete the following exercise in any one of the fifteen programming languages.
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Toot" instead of the number and for the multiples of five print "Tweet". For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print "TootTweet".
This should not take you long and I will get back to you soon as reviewing your work.
early the next day
Subject: re: re: Very incredible software and web dev
What would you want this written in? what development do you do? You want a app in ios objecive c or just any java c++ etc?
whoa, this is not looking very good... Still, benefit of the doubt and all...
Subject: re: re: re: Very incredible software and web dev
objective c, java, c++, or any other language of your choice. You can pick any language. You don't have to create a complete app, just a function, and I will review what you send me.
this is a quality assurance test so I can determine your ability to code. if you are unable to complete this task in any language, please indicate this as I might still have other work to do with you.
unfortunately, I never heard from them again. This is exactly how fizzbuzz is supposed to work. It's a negative test!