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Beyond Just Code: Identifying Star Programmers through Online Coding Tests

Usability:

Perhaps the greatest pitfall for most programmers, even some experienced ones, is the lack of proper test cases in their code. Coders are so focused on solving the given problem that robustness gets neglected. Online coding tests allow you to separate careful programmers from the rushed ones, ensuring that software developed will be error-free and usable.

 

Speed:

While there is no debating that quality improves as more time is given to develop software, development speed is one of the biggest business considerations. It’s important to know how much time a programmer spent on solving a particular class of problems, so that he/she can be classified appropriately. Online coding tests are the perfect fit for this, as these can accurately measure time taken for various phases of problem-solving.

 

Maintainability:

Code that is easy to understand is easy to maintain. This means that while development, software complexity should be as low as possible. Online coding tests can easily measure how complex a piece of code is, giving vital insight into programmer aptitude.

In many ways, online coding tests fare better than even live projects. That’s because live projects tend to be too protean and multifaceted to test particular skills.

Originally published April 1 2018, Updated June 16 2020

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