LAMP developer interview questions shared by candidates
Factor the prime numbers from an integer
Are you f’n joking me?!? In my 20+ years of programming, I have NEVER had to do that. I’m not a math guy, I’m a web/database guy. I’m not writing encryption algorithms here dude. So we waste most of the interview on that stupid problem.
IF you have 20+ years experience, you should be able to solve it in few minutes. Why complain? It only proves you are still don't get the CS fundamentals, if you apply for Google or MS, you will getting this kind of questions over and over. Again a waste of your time? My only suggestion for you is to take some CS courses instead of complaining.
Experience is relative to your area of expertise. I have a degree in CS. Ask me to write a linked list, or ask me to write a stack or queue. Factoring prime numbers is useless in a web application except in very very very specific cases as mentioned. Anyways, Intellius is a bunch of scammers and crooks and I'm glad it didn't work out. I hope they not only go out of business, but that their management is indicted in fraud charges...