EMC Interview Question: I was given an hour, a comput... | Glassdoor

Interview Question

Software Engineer Interview Cambridge, MA

I was given an hour, a computer with a set up environment

  , and an hour to create as much of a "database system". The general idea was to create a program that allowed users to interact through a command prompt interface and create/modify new and existing "databases" in the form of xml documents. The problem was intimidating at first, but once broken down into steps it really wasn't too bad.
Tags:
technical
Answer

Interview Answer

1 Answer

0

The hour was not enough time for me, and I'm not sure it would have been enough time for anyone given all of the features they wanted. I think they were really just looking for a bug free interface, good coding practices, and a solid, easy to use, design that would facilitate adding additional features.

Interview Candidate on Mar 5, 2014

Add Answers or Comments

To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.