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JavaScript Phone Screen [closed]

For a simple phone screen question we generally always ask about scoping rules. It's clearly one of the biggest gotchas of JavaScript. Out of everyone we ask almost everyone insists that in an if or ...
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8answers
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Web Developer interview questions [closed]

I read an article today that listed some basic questions about web development: Describe how POST data was submitted to a server by a browser. Explain a number of HTTP status codes (except maybe 404 ...
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4answers
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Too much to learn, dealing with overwhelming varieties of technologies [closed]

I am about to graduate, and I am already working as a web developer in our library IT department. When I look at job postings I am absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer variety of technologies out ...
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1answer
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test for graduate software developer role? [closed]

I'm looking for tests that are suitable for a graduate software developer role, mainly tests that are about reviewing code and finding faults and etc, multiple choice or otherwise.preferably code ...
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4answers
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What are the most important OO skills to show off in the job hunt? [closed]

I am in the market for new employment, and found a position were they asked me to create a programming sample based off an assignment. I blew the sample trying to get it done quickly one night, and ...
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6answers
253 views

Are time restrictions on technical tests a good thing? [closed]

So we're having an internal debate on whether the time restriction that we have in place for our technical test a good thing. I thought I would open it out to the community. So what are your thoughts ...
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Can I show previous company work in a CV portfolio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What sources of sample work should be used in a job interview? When writing a CV, can I show previous websites I have been the main developer on, in previous/current ...
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4answers
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What aspects of a project should be covered when presenting it in an interview? [closed]

I am working as a .Net developer for a couple of years. I don't have experience in presenting projects but I have an interview and I will be expected to present the projects that I worked on in the ...
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How to check or assess debugging skills of a person? [closed]

What kind of skills determine a person that is capable of debugging code with ease? Some time ago my friend carried out an interview with a relatively good programmer. The programmer got hired. He ...
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5answers
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Technical interview and programmer ability [closed]

What I will say might be a tad controversial in nature but I am very disheartened today - and so I will ask this. I just had an interview with a major tech firm for an internship position, where I ...
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6answers
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Entry level software developer technical interview… I need preparation advice [closed]

I'm pretty fresh out of college. So I don't have a lot of experience with job interviews. I'm interviewing for an entry level software developer job. I've already made it past the first phone screen ...
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1answer
797 views

Cheat notes for telephone interview (.NET /DBs, OO) [closed]

I am preparing for a telephone interview. I am thinking that instead of trying to memorize SOLID or ACID for example I could have some cheat notes ready. So: Any tips on how to organize them? Where ...
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7answers
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The Joel Test's equivalent for measuring a programmer [closed]

I understand that to measure a project or code, we can use The Joel Test, but is there any simple standard test (like The Joel Test) that is able to measure and filter how good a programmer is? My ...
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1answer
275 views

Should I drop in on local businesses and offer my services as an intern to get experience? [closed]

I am trying to get an entry-level developer job, but have no relevant experience. I am able to code C#, SQL, HTML, and CSS and understand principles of OOP and have completed a couple of applications ...
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4answers
357 views

Can I advance my career in the USA if I lack local networking? [closed]

I'm a web developer with 10 years of experience in the Microsoft stack. I was brought to the US by my company, but my contract has ended. I want to continue pursuing a career in the US, but it seems ...
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1answer
330 views

better way to learn programming with the intention of getting a job? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a job with no experience? So I've worked on a desktop software coding Swing GUI for past 2 years. I feel that even having a live website selling my java ...
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13answers
4k views

What sources of sample work should be used in a job interview? [closed]

One of my friends has been laid off. When I talked to him, he said they didn't let him take a copy of anything he worked on. When he asked how to show what he worked on to another employer in an ...
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Is it a bad idea to ask an interviewer what the greatest strength and weakness of their development team is? [closed]

I was wondering if this was a good question to ask a possible employer when interviewing for a developer position: What is the greatest strength and weakness of your development team? We all get ...
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3answers
817 views

How to handle onsite interviews with multiple companies? [closed]

I currently live in Thailand now. I have done phone interviews with few companies in San Francisco and passed all of them. Now the problem is I have onsite interviews with 3 companies, and they are ...
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0answers
477 views

Certifications needed to get an interview with no experience and no degree. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? Given that I have no commercial experience to speak of -- and no undergraduate degree -- how can I best demonstrate my programming ability ...
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10answers
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Do coding puzzles make good interview questions [closed]

I am interviewing candidates for Java programmer positions. My colleague insists in filling more than half of the interview with java coding puzzles.His view is that, if candidates are able to ...
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3answers
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Why do technical/programming phone screens focus on inheritance? [closed]

I've noticed that in most technical phone screens, programming questions tend to focus on inheritance. For instance: If a class is intended to be inherited, what should you do with the destructor? ...
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How can I gauge a candidate's ability to learn in an interview? [closed]

We are hiring for a small development department within a medium sized company for which software is not the main line of business. As such, we are attempting to recruit what we have labeled a Senior ...
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13answers
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Is it bad interview practice to have candidates write a linked-list implementation? [closed]

Reading this site and SO I've seen many stories of interview questions and answers saying a candidate had to implement a linked list from scratch. Usually this is a "gimme" exercise for programming ...
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13answers
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How to react to wrong/not answered questions during interview? [closed]

Today I have held my first interview with potential interns. While this has been mostly open questions, I have had some trivial programming tasks for them: Write a function that returns true if ...
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6answers
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How can I answer interview questions about developing in a team when I've always been a lone developer? [closed]

In an interview, I was asked about about my experiences in developing in team settings. However, I've been self taught and have only worked on projects on my own. How would you go about answering this ...
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10answers
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What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers? [closed]

We have recently been receiving lots of applicants for our open developer positions from people who I like to refer to as "legacy" programmers. I don't like the term "old" because it seems a little ...
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5answers
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UI Developer Interview Question [closed]

I keep getting the following question in interviews; and judging from the reactions I've gotten, I'm not giving the best answer. "What methodology do you use for developing user interfaces?" Which ...
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2answers
670 views

Should you bring up commercial projects in an interview? [closed]

I am not sure if it's a good idea or not to mention commercial software projects. Right now, I have one desktop software site selling (not enough to support myself yet) and I am not sure what is a ...
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3answers
2k views

interview for an internship but I think I may be unprepared [closed]

I have an interview for a C++ internship position. Now, the thing is I've taken two out of three quarters of the basic CS classes (in C++) at my community college and we covered the basics up to ...
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1answer
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Rate your programming language expertise by language concepts [closed]

I am looking for a good way to rate the expertise in a particular programming language. The idea arose when I found the following article: Taking falsely all the credits? You don't know JavaScript. It ...
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4answers
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How would you explain HTTP to a lay person [closed]

I got this question in one of the interviews I took. I started by explaining that it is like a set of rules that should be followed while moving resources around, but I did not feel convinced. Is ...
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4answers
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Want to do some damage control [closed]

I applied for a job in a company. The initial conversation went well.They sent me an assignment and asked me to write a web application, and send it in a specified time. It seemed fairly simple. I ...
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6answers
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Job title on Curriculum Vitae [closed]

Right now I'm preparing my CV. I think it's relevant to mention that I'm not native English speaker and my question is half-linguistic, half-programming related. I've been professionally hired as ...
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5answers
652 views

How effective are “game programs” in interviews? [closed]

I write business applications for a living. Often, for whatever reason, an interviewer asks me to write up a program to solve some kind of game like problem. I find this to be an inappropriate ...
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5answers
681 views

Should an interviewer be prepared to answer any question he asks? [closed]

As I gain more professional experience, I've become a bit more skeptical about a lot of the politics of the interview process. In particular, I'm curious to know if y'all think it's ok to ask the ...
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13answers
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How can I inspire engineers to positively conduct telephone interviews [closed]

Our (mid-size) company (with 150 employees) has witnessed considerable growth since last year, and as a result we have been conducting lots of interviews to hire more and more engineers to bring new ...
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4answers
2k views

What are some FizzBuzz-type questions for web or SQL developers? [closed]

After a while, we are hiring again, and I'm reviewing tests for programmers; some of them are a bit out of date. What are some of the FizzBuzz-type questions for web developers and SQL? That is, not ...
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6answers
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Giving away sensitive information about previous employers during interview [closed]

When you are being interviewed by potential future employers, it is of course of benefit to both parties to discuss what your previous job entailed (ie, what you have been doing for the last few ...
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1answer
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Which questions a Software Developer/Sr. Software Developer (non-DBA, non-Database Enigneer) should be able to answer about databases? [closed]

I am a Java developer and most of my experience is on Java. But sometimes I have face some database related questions in the interviews. Hence I wanted to ask that from the interview point of view, ...
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1answer
1k views

Saying “I don't know” in a technical interview [closed]

If asked a series of technical questions in a programming interview, does it look bad to admit when you don't know the answer to a question? In other words, does admission make you look incompetent ...
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How to interview a natural scientist for a dev position? [closed]

Original Question I already did some interviews for my company, mostly computer scientists for dev positions but also some testers and project managers. Now I have to fill a vacancy in our research ...
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2answers
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Piece of code for interview debugging abilities test? [closed]

May be someone has a piece of code, that would work as a test for debugging abilities? We will give ability to use Visual Studio, so it should be hardly solvable by doing manual tracing and show us, ...
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7answers
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Interviewing Process (using blank paper etc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the pros and cons for the employer of code questions during an interview? I am curious to know why do companies hand you a blank paper and ask you to write ...
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10answers
3k views

Is it wise to ask about design decisions made on a product during an interview? [closed]

I've been thinking about interview questions lately and I've been reflecting on bad interview experiences I've had in the past. One of particular note is where I had asked the interviewer why the team ...
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13answers
5k views

Is “White-Board-Coding” inappropriate during interviews? [closed]

This is a somewhat subjective quesiton but I'd love to hear feedback/opinions from either interviewers/interviewees on the topic. We split our technical interview into 4 parts. Write Code, Read & ...
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6answers
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How Do I interview Front-End Web Developers? [closed]

For the first time I'm in the position where I'm helping interview potential front-end developers. The other interviewer is more business & PM-focused, although he is a former developer. I probe ...
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2answers
1k views

What kind of test should be given to Java EE programmers? [closed]

I'm looking to hire developers and I wish to test them. I have been especially told by my boss that we should have programmers on board that can consult on banking sector software and I'm to come up ...
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4answers
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How can I test PHP skills in a interview? [closed]

My company needs to hire a PHP developer, but nobody has PHP knowledge in my company and we find difficult to test for PHP skills. If it were a C/Java developer I would ask him to write a quick ...
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3answers
529 views

How can a programming novice identify poor code written by another? [closed]

I recently started to learn how to program and am looking to hire a Python developer. How can I separate good code from not so good code?