Ulf Dittmer wrote:No power to him, because he doesn't get hired. Henry is right - this discussion is leading nowhere.
It's leading nowhere, but it isn't my fault He doesn't get hired in Germany, I have no doubt from what I know. There's a 99% chance he doesn't get hired in New York City either. There's a 15% chance he does gets hired in San Fran. But in the Heartland it's probably 50/50. Word.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:It was an idiom that everyone who worked with JDBC in recent history would be able to spit out like it is nothing.
How did you ask the question and how did you judge the answer? If you would ask me to write error free compilable code directly on paper, I could not do that either. I could that only when I passed the certified programmer test, but now intellisense helps you with some details. Also I would choke during an interview. I had to solve a programming problem once during an interview. I failed. If the tests are after the interview, in a setting where nobody is watching my fingers, I might do a whole lot better.
Following this discussion I must say that most people here probably are in a comfortable position. Most of you, would not have to lie to get a job interview. But the more you are in need, the less important morality becomes. What if you would be a young administrative force, like my daughter, and on each vacancy the HR department gets 100++ reactions? What if you have written yourself 100++ application letters, and on each letter you get the same reaction: You have too little experience, you do not get invited. In Dutch we have a saying that would be translated like: "Needs break Laws", or in Dutch, "Nood breekt wetten".
Jan de Boer wrote:How did you ask the question and how did you judge the answer?
It was paper. I wasn't looking for perfect syntax though. You can tell if someone knows the idiom or not. Do they know a while loop is needed? Do they know to call rs.next()? Do they know indexes begin with 1 and not 0?