Ask HN: Recommended Platform for Programming Interviews?

5 points by jdowner 2 months ago


There seem to be a whole lot of platforms out there to do collaborative coding interview online. Many seem to look essentially the same: left side an editor, right side a terminal, and a green 'run' button to build (if necessary) and execute. Supporting audio and video is a bug plus. But I haven't found any that allow you to include things like supporting code or datafiles. I want to give candidates a chance to show how they work in a more realistic environment rather than transferring classic whiteboard problems on a new platform. Part of that, for me, involves providing some support code that they may or may not have the source code for.

Any suggestions welcomed!

duiker101 2 months ago

FrontendArmory[1] allows you to make forks of your code so you can create the base and then give a fork of it as the starting point. The data can be passed as an API or in a json file. Really depends on what you are interviewing for. Maybe another solution could be give them a repository with the base project and ask to screen share how they work on it? This way they at least would work on a comfortable environment. Personally, I find all this online services not very flexible and I don't like actually using them.


sethammons 2 months ago

We have an interview laptop or the candidate can use their own. Share screen over zoom (or whatever else).