We're excited to announce we've raised a $10 million Series A led by Initialized Capital with participation from our seed investors Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Emmett Shear, Kyle Vogt and Caffeinated Capital. We're also excited to welcome new investors Marissa Mayer and Xavier Niel to the round. We'll be using this investment to build on our momentum last year and help more great people find exciting new companies to join.
My co-worker Daniel is really into Emacs. It’s his primary editor, his grocery list (via org-mode), and #4 of the 6 things he can’t live without on his OkCupid profile. Other engineers in the office, however, prefer Vim (or Sublime Text, or even RubyMine). Naturally, this leads to war. But after months of salvos (VimGolf one-upmanship, gratuitous references to this Stack Overflow question) no clear victor has emerged.
So last week, I set out to see what the Triplebyte data has to say on the issue. Take this with a grain of salt (correlation does not imply causation), but there is a correlation between what editor an engineer uses, their language and OS, and their ability to pass programming interviews. And, according to our data, Vim users pass interviews at a rate ever-so-slightly higher than Emacs users!