In going through the various replies, I came upon one that seemed interesting, but the developer didn’t supply me with access to any code on GitHub or otherwise, to review. I sent a follow up asking for him to provide me with some code and as part of his response, he wrote:
In case you couldn’t read it (and yes, I removed his name and the name of the repos to protect the guilty), here it is again:
I have two repos xxx which is public you can use it. Another one is xxxxxxx which I will like you to keep confidential as I am under NDA, please do send me your git-hub account so that I can give you access to this repo.
So, in the name of satisfying a potential employer (me) who wants a sample of his code, this joker thinks that sharing an NDA protected selection of code and asking me to “keep it confidential” will endear him to me? He just violated the trust of a previous contract!
Yes, there really are people that stupid out there.
Yes, there are people who would have taken him up on the offer.
Don’t be that stupid guy or the guy who takes him up on it.