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Code Tests – Alphanumeric Filter Sort Problem

Introduction

Here is another post about a recent code test that I also struggled with. This was a timed take home test in which I had 60 minutes to solve this problem. I was unsuccessful in completing this test in the time frame in part due to some issues I had getting used to the online editor that was used for the test. Note to self for next time, I will try and familiarize myself with the editor provided before starting the actual test! Even so, the day after I took the test, I returned to the problem statement to solve it in my own development environment and am providing what I’ve come up with here in this blog post. I chose to take the test in JavaScript and have also implemented my full solution here in this post in JavaScript.

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Code Tests – Airplane Itinerary Problem

Introduction

This post is about a code test that I recently encountered and struggled to solve during the interview. The problem isn’t actually that difficult but when under the pressure of a paired coding test, I sometimes freeze up. What I typically do when I struggle to solve something in an interview is go back to the problem later and figure out the solution so I have it in the back of my head for future interviews. I find that by doing this, I end up learning and growing as a Software Engineer. I encourage you to read the problem statement and try and solve it yourself before reading on to see how I solved it. I chose to implement it in JavaScript.