I guess many (majority ?) candidates consider IDE coding IV easier than white-board. I think they rely on IDE as a coding aid. Many programmers are not used to “demo” coding using white board … stressful, unnatural?
The “coding aid” feature helps me too, but it helps my competitors more !
If on white-board (or paper), my relative rating is A-, then on IDE i would score B
- my relative weakness on IDE — ECT speed
- my relative strength on white-board — clarity of thinking/explanation