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21 points by orangethirty on June 15, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 32 comments |
I just interviewed for a position doing PHP/codeigniter. One of the technical questions I was asked had me working with multi-dimensional arrays. This is an area where I have not had much need to work with in the past.
I could not complete the whole exercise. I was honest and did not cheat by asking for a solution at some web forum. I did not get the job due to not being able to do this.
Did I make a mistake by being honest and should have just googled for the answer?
Please give me your insight because I'm just confused by the whole thing.
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