The Five Essential Questions for the first phone-screen with an SDE candidate:
1) Coding. The candidate has to write some simple code, with correct syntax, in C, C++, or Java. 2) OO design. The candidate has to define basic OO concepts, and come up with classes to model a simple problem.3) Scripting and regexes. The candidate has to describe how to find the phone numbers in 50,000 HTML pages. 4) Data structures. The candidate has to demonstrate basic knowledge of the most common data structures.5) Bits and bytes. The candidate has to answer simple questions about bits, bytes, and binary numbers.
Please understand:   what I’m looking for here is a total vacuum in one of these areas.

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