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Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by dammytosh: 9:00am On May 06, 2009
Let's learn in another dimension.

Just imagine yourself in an interview panel for a software developer, what and what will you ask as a member of the panel ?.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by Seun(m): 11:41am On May 06, 2009
What's your favorite language and why?
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by dammytosh: 11:44am On May 06, 2009
What can you [b]do [/b]for us ?
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by Seun(m): 11:45am On May 06, 2009
"When you review your peers code, what bothers you the most?"
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11368/what-is-the-best-interview-question

The questions depend on the kind of position are you hiring developers for. See also:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/interview-questions
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by dammytosh: 11:50am On May 06, 2009
@Seun,
we are not hiring, i just want developers on nairaland to be familiar with the type of questions they might meet when they go for interviews strictly meant for software developers. I suggest that we put our answers too sha.

e.g Question: What can u do for us ?
personally, i will answer to display some bit of confidence which is what most organizations cherish in software developers
Ans : - I can reduce the amount spent on outsourcing projects by 90%

My Opinion
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by candylips(m): 1:10pm On May 06, 2009
What is the relevance of unit testing to a project and how will you go about integrating it to your project ?
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by blacksta(m): 7:15pm On May 06, 2009
what the core prinicipleS of object oriented  programming (OOP).
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by nolongTing: 11:01pm On May 06, 2009
dammytosh:

Let's learn in another dimension.

Just imagine yourself in an interview panel for a software developer, what and what will you ask as a member of the panel ?.

Its a good scenario, however in reality the position will be more specific. For example is this a position for a web software developer? security software developer? operating system software developer? Game software developer? etc. All these software engineers have completely different skill sets. So to make the question more interesting you should specify the role. grin grin grin
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by Afam(m): 6:36pm On May 07, 2009
Can you develop an application from scratch and deliver in just 2 days if there is a serious need to do so under minimal supervision if you have 100% down payment?
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by bigboyslim(m): 4:28am On May 13, 2009
How would you implement a queue using 2 stacks? Algorithm question for an entry level developer position.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by Ghenghis(m): 8:54am On May 13, 2009
1) Why do software project fail ?

2)If you were brought on to form a new department, how would you go about it?
How many team members ? Why ?

These are loaded questions that'll keep the interviewee talking (if he/she knows their onions)
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by candylips(m): 11:02am On May 13, 2009
So where is the guy asking the questions.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by bigboyslim(m): 12:20pm On May 13, 2009
Afam:

Can you develop an application from scratch and deliver in just 2 days if there is a serious need to do so under minimal supervision if you have 100% down payment?

I guess the answer to this would be yes and no. Depending on the size of the application.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by dammytosh: 1:45pm On May 13, 2009
candylips:

So where is the guy asking the questions.
@Candylips,
i guess u are refering to me. If yes, i am following the posts. it is real fun.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by candylips(m): 2:15pm On May 13, 2009
oh ok i think say u don sleep  smiley

but you dont seem to be answering any of the other questions.

You answered Seuns own but u don keep quite since
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by dammytosh: 4:49pm On May 13, 2009
@candylips
i did not answer any interview question from @seun or any poster.  cheesy I started the thread just to see from other people's perspectives and simply for the fun of it .I guess i av more questions for geeks that pass my desk in interview stages. smiley.

So please kindly Check the posts very well or take a break with a stick of candy  grin . tongue

Seriously, I read a lot of posts without necessarily replying at times. e.g i am flowing with u guys on hibernate and spring. But since for now, there is nothing i felt like saying that has not been posted. So i rather read and learn instead of increasing my post by one  (post++) grin.

Happy Coding.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by candylips(m): 4:51pm On May 13, 2009
oh ok my bad smiley
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by fatezy(m): 7:03pm On May 27, 2009
I went for an interview once and I was asked to give a programmers description of an application I dev, pretty sure I gave a dumb ans,
Any1 pls, what was I supposed to say & could u back it up with an example e.g a programmers description of a payroll programme,
note pls, i'm not a pro, still a student so need for abuses.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by Ghenghis(m): 8:57pm On May 27, 2009
Intelligent interviewers can ask you what is the weather outside like, and get what kind of thinker you are ,

The major things they want to know are:

How often do you really write code ?
Can you think out of the box ?
Are you self motivated ?
Can you work alone ?
Can you work well in a team ?

For more advanced members
Can you mange a team ?
How do you resolve conflicts ?
and other soft skills ?

Your answers say a lot, e.g.

Using a lot of "I" did this and that raises question of your lack of team experience and reporting.
"We" is okay but statements with "they" questions your commitment ,
etc.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by jerryvn01: 2:28am On Jul 23, 2010
Hi,

I  agreed with you. Any way, your ideal make me thinking about some thing for my project.

Apart from that, this link below may be useful: Software interview questions
Please try to keep posting. Tks and best regards
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by javalord: 10:14am On Jul 23, 2010
1. Can you explain the concept of object oriented programming(OOP)?
2. Have you done anything on web services, XML, Windows Services or Windows Communication Foundation?
3. What project have you worked on? You must be able to explain the project and if possible show the project ( reason for this, nobody ones to hire a programmer good in theory but has no really hands practical. except if it is an entry level.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by javalord: 10:24am On Jul 23, 2010
fatezy:

I went for an interview once and I was asked to give a programmers description of an application I dev, pretty sure I gave a dumb ans,
Any1 pls, what was I supposed to say & could u back it up with an example e.g a programmers description of a payroll programme,
note pls, i'm not a pro, still a student so need for abuses.

I think the answer should be " An Application that meets the end users requirement!"
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by lojik(m): 9:31pm On Jul 23, 2010
Whats your best professional achievement and why?
If you got an order to build a laptop, what would you do? [I interpreted it to mean How would you go about it?]

I was asked these two at separate interviews as a software developer.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by fatezy(m): 10:08am On Jul 28, 2010
@javalord, Thnks. nd I was busy talking bout my coding process
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by naijaswag1: 5:25pm On Jul 28, 2010
javalord:

I think the answer should be " An Application that meets the end users requirement!"

javalord.broda thanks for that algorithms book.As I read through I have began to begin to think like a programmer.Thank you.When I have taken a full dose of the algorithms in that book,I think I will be much better.Please more advice and guidance will be appreciated.
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by Progsteve: 3:15am On Sep 23, 2011
Please help me with ebooks on programming algorithms. EMail:progsteve4christ@yahoo.com
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by ektbear: 3:18am On Sep 23, 2011
Man at the companies I've been looking at they ask pretty hard questions. All sorts of brainteasers, puzzles, algorithms+data structures questions. Not really open-ended or behavioral types (well, this is a part of the interview, but not all of it.)
Re: Interview Questions For A Software Developer ! by tua022012: 1:59pm On Feb 15, 2012
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