Talentbuddy is shutting down

Back in 2013, we created Talentbuddy to help developers prepare for interviews using a learn-by-doing approach.

Over the course of the past year, we used the same approach to create new courses and mentorship programs focused on helping developers learn to create complex web applications with Node.js and Ember.js.

Up until now, we have helped more than 45,000 developers to improve their ability to solve problems, build applications, advance their careers and get new jobs.

While our business achieved some good success, it didn’t take off the way our team and investors wanted.

We are proud of the progress that many of you made with the help of Talentbuddy and grateful for giving us the opportunity to serve you. Our team wishes you all the best with your career!

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Google Interview: Invert A Binary Tree

A while ago, Max Howell the creator of Homebrew interviewed with Google and one of the problems that he had to solve was inverting a binary tree.

You can try to write a solution to this problem in your favourite programming language and test it on our online interview training platform.

Good luck!

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Building With Node.js At Dow Jones

An Interview With Scott Rahner

AP Photo/Richard Drew

Can you please tell us a little bit about what you do now and the path you took to get here?

I serve as engineer, architect, and SME in a group called engineering productivity @ DJ. Our mandate is to make things better and faster for the engineers in my division which is in charge of Factiva, Newswires, Risk and Compliance, and a handful of other business intelligence tools.

I started right out of college with UBS and worked there for 6 years which gave me a great foundation in enterprise software but the regulatory restrictions imposed were making development a nightmare.

I interviewed all over and Dow Jones seemed like the best mix of enterprise and startup and that turned out to be 100% true.

Do you think that the JavaScript stack is something that will impact a single company like

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Building With Node.js At eBay

An Interview With John Cline

Can you please tell us a little bit about what you do now and the path you took to get here?

I’d love to! I’m currently the lead engineer of the Homepage Team at eBay. We work on the applications and services that power whatever you see when you land on ebay.com, as well as a few internal tools and services that are used around the site and apps. Overall, our services handle around a billion requests daily as well as serving the eBay homepage for many millions of users worldwide.

I came to this team sort of fortuitously. I was doing radar engineering for a government contractor and some freelance software work on the side, and decided to make the change and do software full time.

I applied through the Hunch site (which was acquired by eBay in 2012), unaware that

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Building With Node.js At Netflix

An Interview With Yunong J Xiao

Photo by: Netflix

Tell us a little bit about what you do now and the path you took to get here

I’m currently leading the efforts around Netflix UI’s transition to Node.js. Which means I’m in the fortunate position to work with a group of superlative engineers and help shape the direction of the Node platform. I also maintain the popular open source Node framework restify.

We have moved Netflix.com from a struts-based Java application to one that runs on Node.js utilizing technologies such as React, Restify, and Bunyan. We’re now in the process of creating a Node-based platform to enable broader adoption of Node across not just UI engineering but the entire Netflix organization.

I graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. I started my career at AWS, where I helped

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