Have you ever been in an interview that got awkward because the candidate
kept getting stuck?
It happens all the time: a programmer is given an interview problem and an
hour to solve it over the phone in a plain text editor. They take a crack
at it and write a totally reasonable solution.
There’s just one hangup: the candidate hasn’t found the one weird bug in
their solution. Furthermore, it’s a bug that would be super obvious if
they could just run their code.
It’s strange how programming interviews have ended up taking away tools
from the highly trained wizards you want to hire. Programmers spend
years mastering a vast and bewildering array of essentially magic spells,
only to be forced to basically draw code on a whiteboard at the moment of
truth. We can change that.
Let candidates show you their best selves.
CoderPad is like EtherPad or Google Docs, but designed to let candidates
actually write programs that run. It’s simple, fast, and
We believe that everything gets better when you trust your candidates
enough to give them their tools back (and
they definitely agree). It doesn’t
hurt that it makes your life easier, too.
You wouldn’t audition a concert pianist with a toy piano, and you shouldn’t
interview programmers with a Google Doc.
When you collaborate with candidates on writing working code, you
see a more accurate picture of their abilities — and they’ll like
you better for it, too.
How we do it
CoderPad makes it easy to compile and run code in over
20 of the most popular programming languages. It takes five seconds from starting an
interview to running a “Hello, World” in Java. We go the extra mile to
make doing interviews surprisingly pleasant:
In C, C++, and Objective-C, see automatic stack traces with your programs segfault.
Playback any interview keystroke-by-keystroke. Don’t sweat losing the code from an interview again.
… and much more! Check out our features page for more information.
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Don’t just take our word for it
CoderPad is by far the best coding interview tool we’ve used.
It beats the pants off of all the other "live editor" services out there
- and then it lets you execute code, too!
My goal is to simulate real work as much as I can in an hour.
CoderPad lets me do just that - the candidate gets to write code
in a language they know, run it, write test cases, and debug.
It’s so, so much better than just pseudocoding on a whiteboard.
Tim Trefren – Cofounder, Mixpanel
CoderPad has been a great addition to our interviewing toolkit. With it,
you can watch a candidate iteratively develop their code and then
actually use the compiler for debugging. This adds a whole new dimension
to the process and brings it one step closer to the holy grail of
natural coding in an interview.
Jason Fennell – VP of Engineering, Yelp
Twitter has our back, too
Trying out @CoderPad for an interview. This is probably the most accurate interviewing tool I've used so far.