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Would you say this is quite a lot to ask for a code test (mid weight dev)

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by dominatrix1, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. dominatrix1


    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 473

    I got this as a test for a company - theres not way I could do this in 4 hours it seems a lot to ask what do you think?

    Frontend javascript technical test

    Build a Trello clone

    We’d like you to write a small Trello clone. At a minimum, the Trello clone should consist of:

    • ● Lists and Cards.

    • ● A list has a required name and a collection of cards.

    • ● A card has a required title, required description and an optional due date.

      A user of the application should:
    • ● Be able to create a new list.

    • ● Be able to create a new card in a list.

    • ● Be able to move cards between lists.

      The application should:
    • ● Star cards that have a due date in the next 3 days.

    • ● Highlight cards in red that are overdue.

    • ● Persist lists and cards (however you like, but local storage is fine)

      Please commit the project to a repo of your choice and provide instructions for getting the tests to run and the app to start.

      What we’re not looking for
    • ● Implementation in a specific framework - use whatever you like.

    • ● User authentication / management. Presume like the user is logged in / hard code

      any details.

    • ● Any unnecessary backends built - this is a frontend test.

    • ● Lots of time spent on this. Limit yourself to 4 hours.

      What we are looking for
    • ● A logical and maintainable approach to solving the problem

    • ● Sensible testing

    • ● Pleasant, functional visuals

    • ● Documentation where necessary
  2. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 7,823

    Not much chance of implementing all that in 4 hours. However it may well be a "see how much you can actually do" kind of thing and not require you do to everything?
  3. kitkat9933


    Joined: Aug 26, 2012

    Posts: 3,021

    Location: Manchester

    +1 it’s definitely a case of how much you can do, and how you prioritise features etc.
  4. planty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2013

    Posts: 1,162

    Doesn't seem totally unreasonable, at its simplest it's just a list class and a card class. There are not heaps of minimum requirements, so after that I guess it's just up to you how far you want to go.
  5. roccles


    Joined: Apr 26, 2012

    Posts: 605

    How far did you get in the 4 hours? I think this seems quite a good test as the min requirements are quite simple but the spec allows for more advanced features the further you progress.
  6. Loves Love Island


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 32,734

    doesn't sound like it is actually timed, they just state "limit yourself to 4 hours" nothing necessarily stopping you from taking a bit longer to do the thing, they're probably just emphasising that they don't want it to turn into a massive project that wastes a lot of your time as it is just for a job interview after all