White-knuckle Whiteboarding Part 2 – Merge Sort

mergeToday I had J do a merge sort. This time I held silent. I managed to stay silent for 40 minutes while J worked on the code. This time through, the code is more robust and cleaner. J is showing more familiarity with arrays and sorting.

Feedback given today:

  • “Keep your left indentation clearer so others can follow along while you trace through the program.”
  • “Good to see you started manipulating the data before writing any code.”
  • “Now that you’ve explained how your code works, please run through the code with the sample data given.”

Check out White-Knuckle Whiteboarding Part 1 here


Author: David Neely

Professional Software Developer. Technology and Web Coordinator at the University of Hawaii's Manoa Career Center.