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Hazarth1057191dYou could say the first one had a vast array of experience
Am I hired now?
Chea360191dFascinating. That 4th dimensional stuff can tend to make one go crazy. Like a library card catalogue full of drawers full of miniature dewey decimal systems.
dozingncoding521191dI have found many devs who are unable to distinguish between what happens at backend and what at frontend.
More often than not those people I found were used to using server side components like webforms.
Owenvii703191d"I don't just use arrays.. I can also use lists! A-and dictionaries!"
jdebs213191dIf only you could find that elusive dev that both knows arrays backwards and forwards, AND can roll a tight joint.
delegate2121266190d@dozingncoding He'd done some backend dev in PHP. I think the thing that caught him off guard was that we'd requested he do the "technical challenge" in Angular, and he hadn't worked with SPA's before. The extent of his frontend knowledge was Jquery and vanilla JS.
However, I'm not sure. He was trying to use a JS HTTP library to POST/PUT/GET from the browser to a JSON file on the server side that wasn't even exposed. Either way for someone with that level of experience - red flag.
He came across as a CMS (wordpress) developer who would struggle to build anything from the ground up without being able to fallback on the CMS.
The technical challenge which isn't really a challenge is a "fill in the blanks" to this real world web app.
kurtr13125190dHe wanted to make sure if he got the job that you were always aware he would like A RAISE
kwilliams5740190dvar obj = new [[[[[Object]]]]]();
pbcub111189dSo your second interview wants to get to the 4th dimension and your first interview has the skills to get him there.
granola711187dThe first one reminds me this scene from The IT Crowd s1e1:
- CEO: I'm gonna put you in I.T.
Because you said on your CV you had a lot of experience with computers.
- Jen: I did say that on my CV yes.
I have lots of experience with the whole...
computer... thing you know, e-mails...
sending e-mails, receiving e-mails, deleting e-mails...
- Jen: ... I could go on.
- CEO: Do!
- Jen: The Web... Using mouse... mices... using mice.
Clicking... double clicking...
the computer screen of course, the keyboard...
the... bit that goes on the floor down there...
- CEO: The hard drive?
- Jen: Correct.
- CEO: Well, you certainly seem to know your stuff.
delegate2121266184d@granola Did have an IT Manager with that level of knowledge once, quite similar to Jen too, but far more of a nut case.
The company was bought out for millions by a huge multinational it had turned over £17 million the year before its buyout.
Once more, It was sold again a couple years later for £500,000 purely for its contacts, it was shortly liquidated. She was cause of destruction of that company.
Never met anyone like it. She was in sexual relations with the CEO (this isn't speculation, but fact). She fired devs, testers and BAs without a moments notice if they so much as said a thing against her.
She'd try and control peoples personal lives outside the office trying to enforce employees didn't speak to one another outside the office.
She had half the requirement agencies in her pocket, so she'd know if you were thinking of leaving, and instant fire you.
I put on about four stone of fat at that company over the year before I randomly wrote my notice and left.
Midnight-shcode1838160dhmmm... actually, the joint thing might be cool, as in, if i heard a guy in interview start out sober, give perfect answers, then get high and continue giving perfect answers... i might be tempted to hire him on the spot.
i've got to try that someday =D
PaperTrail38Worst dev I've interviewed? "Archie" ran his own consulting business for almost 20 years. Prior to his interv...
stonyark13note: Not the worst dev I've interviewed but worst I've worked with. A guy who worked in my company before me...
AlmondSauce12"Can you give an example of a work-based conflict you were involved in, and how you went about resolving it?" ...