Ask HN: Recommended Platform for Programming Interviews?

5 points by jdowner 12 days ago

Hi,

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 12 days 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.

[1]https://frontarm.com

sethammons 11 days ago

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