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What Hiring Should Look Like

This is definitely not the first time I've written about this topic, but I haven't written formally about it in quite awhile. So I want to revisit why I think technical-position interviewing is so poorly designed, and lay out what I think would be a better process.

I'm just one guy, with a bunch of strong opinions and a bunch of flaws. So take these suggestions with a grain of salt. I'm sure there's a lot of talented, passionate folks with other thoughts, and some are probably a lot more interesting and useful than my own.

But at the same time, I hope you'll set aside the assumptions and status quo of how interviewing is always done. Just because you were hired a certain way, and even if you liked it, doesn't mean that it's a good interview process to repeat.

If you're happy with the way technical interviewing currently works at your company, fine. Just stop, don't read any further. I'm not going to spend any effort trying to convince you otherwise.

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petekp / tsconfig.json
Created Mar 14, 2019
tsconfig.json for npm react component lib
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{
"compilerOptions": {
"allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true,
"alwaysStrict": true,
"baseUrl": "src",
"declaration": true,
"jsx": "react",
"module": "commonjs",
"moduleResolution": "node",
"noUnusedLocals": true,
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domenic / promises.md
Last active Oct 4, 2022
You're Missing the Point of Promises
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This article has been given a more permanent home on my blog. Also, since it was first written, the development of the Promises/A+ specification has made the original emphasis on Promises/A seem somewhat outdated.

You're Missing the Point of Promises

Promises are a software abstraction that makes working with asynchronous operations much more pleasant. In the most basic definition, your code will move from continuation-passing style:

getTweetsFor("domenic", function (err, results) {
 // the rest of your code goes here.
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haschek / .jshintrc
Created May 4, 2012
JSHint Configuration, Strict Edition
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{
// --------------------------------------------------------------------
// JSHint Configuration, Strict Edition
// --------------------------------------------------------------------
//
// This is a options template for [JSHint][1], using [JSHint example][2]
// and [Ory Band's example][3] as basis and setting config values to
// be most strict:
//
// * set all enforcing options to true