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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.

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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

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