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Getting Started

This document is for candidates who are going to have an interview on CoderPad. If you’re going to be conducting an interview, please check out our getting started document for employers.

Hi there! You’re probably reading this because you have an interview on CoderPad soon and you want to make sure you understand the tool. We’ll keep it short and sweet.

CoderPad is a platform for conducting interviews with programmers in the browser, like Collabedit or Stypi, with one major difference: we let you run the code as you write it. Here’s what a CoderPad session looks like:


It’s pretty simple. You have code on the left, results on the right. In many languages the right hand pane will also be an interactive REPL.

Customization (yes, we have Vim keybindings)

If you hit the keyboard icon in the lower-right corner, you can change your key bindings from normal “sublime-esque” to Vim or Emacs. You’ll also be able to adjust font sizes, bracket auto-closure, etc.

Programming Languages and Testing

We support a lot of languages, but not all of the more obscure ones. What’s important for you to know is that we have installed unit testing suites and other libraries for some of them (like Java). If you’re curious about whether your favorite testing framework or utility library is present, please check out the list!

Try it out!

If you’re curious, try out our demo. Remember, don’t sweat it during the interview - CoderPad is here to make your life easier. You can ask the computer whether your code works, as you write it.