Python for coding interviews

GoDaddy / Eng zkj326sk
Oct 29 9 Comments

I know this topic has been touched in the past but I'd like to know the current trend. I'm a software developer and I give my coding interviews in c++. Recently I've been contemplating to switch to python bcoz of the terse code we can write and save time during interviews. Are major companies in the Bay Area ok with Python for a software developer role? Enlighten me 😃

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  • Google noiseless
    Yes, and clarity of English communication is far more important than choice of programming language.
    Oct 29 0
  • Amazon SDE III
    Most don’t care what language you use. Although I’d go with C# for terseness from C++, not Python.
    Oct 29 3
    • GoDaddy / Eng zkj326sk
      OP
      Why not Python?
      Oct 29
    • Amazon SDE III
      Well first, the transition from C++ would be easier — you’re just going for a more highly-abstracted statically typed language with very similar concepts and syntax.

      If you simply learn Python syntax but maintain your way of thinking from C++, you’ll end up writing code that Python purists will say is not “pythonic”. That permissive “we’re all consenting adults” philosophy, by the way, is the reason I personally don’t like Python.
      Oct 29
    • GoDaddy / Eng zkj326sk
      OP
      That's a great point, thank you. Didn't think of that.
      Oct 29
  • Microsoft fisker
    I recently did all my tech interviews in C++ and I did fine. I got 5 offers.
    Oct 29 2
    • Microsoft fisker
      Apple, LinkedIn, Tableau, Qualtrics and Mixpanel.
      Oct 29
    • Microsoft fisker
      Joining Apple. LinkedIn TC was around 270k, Apple was 295k.
      Oct 29
  • Bandwidth Pynchon
    Don't use python, it's a sign of weakness
    Oct 29 0

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