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Programmer since 1976, primarily financial applications (trading & valuation)
Engineer (operations research, Cornell)
MBA (finance, U. Chicago)
CFA

Year First picked up
2013 Android
2007 Python (wx, Qt)
2005 HTML, Javascript
2003 Regex
2002 Perl, C#
2001 Java
1998 SecDb/Slang (proprietary)
1993 C++, SQL
1987 8088 Assembler
1985 C
1984 Pascal
1981 PL/1
1980 COBOL, Fortran
1976 BASIC


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comment Is this a good test to check programmers' ability? Any other suggestions?
I would add, Ability to explain big-O, basic data structures and algorithms. Can't tell you how many candidates couldn't distinguish adequately between doing lookup in an unsorted array vs. sorted array vs. hash table.
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comment Data Synchronization in mobile apps - multiple devices, multiple users
+1 Optimistic vs. pessimistic locking was the first thing that popped into my head reading OP's post
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answered Good Procedure or Function Design