#Experienced? @Quora Am I a mediocre software engineer? or the interviewer sucked lemmons(see details)
Answer by Clay Loveless:
As others have said, it might be worth considering his suggestion.
But here's what I can tell you: I went to college to study acting. I learned programming (hacking HTML and perl scripts in the mid-90s) on my own because I didn't want to go the typical starving actor route of waiting tables.
Oh yeah: I started getting "serious" about learning things like OOP when I was twenty-nine.
I had interviews like the one you're describing. I don't have a CS degree, and still have to look up words like "polymorphism." I still think "transmogrifier" every time I come across it.
Despite all these alleged shortcomings, I have started and sold two SaaS businesses, am now an advisor to several other SaaS businesses, and am working on a new one of my own.
I'm probably a mediocre coder too. But if you ship, and it works, and customers pay and are happy, who cares?
F that guy. Code on.