My interviews to hire a Junior Dev will begin this week. Here's how its gonna go down.

Me: Star Trek or Star Wars?

My Supervisor: WTF? How is that relevant?

Human Resources: Let's see what he says.

Applicant: Battlestar Galactica

Me: Nice. I can deal with that.

Me: Tabs or spaces when indenting your code?

Supervisor: ... ?

Human Resources : ...

Applicant: Spaces.

Me: GTFO you imbecile! Next!

  • 47
    Why are you rejecting the people who do it right? 🤔
  • 9
    @Froot The only right answer was Battlestar Galactica. 🤷
  • 53
    @jhh2450 I'd respond to the tabs Vs spaces question with
    "I guess you call me a *puts on sunglasses* spaceman"
  • 5
    @Froot Best response ever. 😂
  • 5
    I've honestly never understood "this or that?" questions. What happens if it's neither, either and both at the same time? :-S
    Luckily I haven't stumbled upon them so far in my interviews. :-D
  • 5
    Hahahaha to all of you! As long as the code is legible, I will be okay with it, but the right way is tabs. Old habits die hard. :P
  • 1
    @Qaldim Yeah, I am no where near as confrontational as my rant, but that's why I added the Battlestar dialog in too. :)
  • 8
    I don't know whats the difference between both? Honestly I just let IDE handle formatting, never had to type a space nor tab

    Unless you guys do depend on terminal or plain text editors for a quick fix
  • 11
    My answer to that is honestly whatever is already in use by the team; i don't give a shit, it's whitespace either way
  • 5
    I still like just using a text editor that converts tabs to spaces. Then everyone wins. Except Richard Hendriks.
  • 6
    There is not such a thing as right or wrong way to do anything, each one use what is better to him and we must respect.

    Except for this, of course. Tabs forever! 😂😂😂😂
  • 2
    Let your ide settings worry about it
  • 0
    Visual studio just inserts 4 or 5 spaces when you press tab.
    So i use tabs and spaces.
  • 4
    Spaces > tabs.

    However: I can use either. What I don't understand is why some people can't just use whichever their team uses.
  • 2
    Thanks for playing, but the correct answer is tabs!
  • 2
    @Froot reported as offensive
  • 0
    @goron27 why would you report @froot?
  • 1
    @noctemx who the hell is Richard Henrick? 😂😂😂
  • 2
    @moolsbytheway they don't have HBO where you are? 😃

    Main character from Silicon Valley man 🤣
  • 1
    @noctemx soory i don't watch porn 😂😂😂😂
  • 3
    @moolsbytheway well 1... your loss and 2 it's geek porn, in a matter of speaking lol 😂
  • 1
    tabs... to lazy to reformat the alignment when I check the committed codes to the repository during code review when someone uses spaces.
  • 4
    I dislike both star trek and starwars 😓
  • 2
    @Ashkin I just get annoyed as a motherfucker when I've gotta use spaces, idk why
  • 3
    @Froot We need an option to favourite comments.
  • 4
    I still don't understand why people prefers spaces over tabs :(
  • 0
    FYI @lordbarnhill got the job! 😏😝
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