Reply to post: Re: It's "What's the best language" all over again

Boffins debunk study claiming certain languages (cough, C, PHP, JS...) lead to more buggy code than others

Caver_Dave
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Re: It's "What's the best language" all over again

Hence why I always gave interviewees a pencil and paper and asked them to write about their journey to the interview. Many MSc CompSci graduates could not put together a coherent description, or use the basic constructs of the English language correctly.

I always said that if they could put together a decent description in the English language, then I could help them program proficiently in any computer language. I was made to stop by my managers as they thought it was degrading to the interviewees!

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