Turing.com test, review, opinion.
A bit of background… I am always entertained to check out new websites… this time I saw on Instagram an advertisement to check out Turing.com test…
I have to admit it’s interesting… until you’re done playing with their coding challenges… which I did 3… okay I didn’t kill myself over them but it was just to check it out. It’s 5:18 in the morning and I couldn’t fall asleep so I decided to check what’s up in the remote job land.
Anyways, my opinion?
The website seems… sleek… very minimal, sadly takes a long time to load. The first time you load the page you’re hit with pointless “coolio” animations that didn’t add much… other than suspense of course.
Thinking it was slow just for me, I found other people complaining about the same thing… so I decided to check out if it’s slow for us two, or for more people.
Lets see how long it takes for Pingdom to get the website from their San Francisco server.
Okay, 702 ms… plus the animations… there we go. At least I know it’s not just me, it’s actually slow.
Why is it taking so long to start downloading?
117 ms on DNS… interesting, they are using cloudflare.
Regardless, the tests were fun, but when I got the “test” and saw it was like 40 hours I decided… maybe I can do it quicker…
Well, no. It’s very vague, doesn’t contain too many guidelines… it’s up to you to do everything, so I have to admit getting just an email and google docs specifying what needed to be done was an insta-turnoff. The website needs a lot of love and polishing if they plan on competing with the market leaders.
Toptal, and others.
But hey, kudos to you guys, at least the tests were fun for tonight. Hopefully in the future we’ll see the website blossom and maybe their competitors will fear them?
That’s all for now, I’m not posting the challenges so at least I leave some mystery behind.