Yeah… I would probably run away as well. :)

I wrote the article mainly for humor value, after a day on the job where I was contrasting what I’d been asked at my interview, versus what I actually spent my time doing. I definitely spend at least as much time wrestling with Jira and trying to juggle competing priorities as I do writing interesting code.

Of course, it could be that I’m just working at the wrong companies…

In all seriousness, I agree with your approach to interviewing, particularly for more senior positions. Focusing on the candidate’s experience, past work, and understanding therein — rather than on rote coding puzzles — is a far better gauge of a candidate.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store