Episode 16: Interviewing Software Developers

This week Kevin leads a discussion on interviewing software developers:

  • What interview styles we find effective
  • What sort of questions actually help us evaluate a candidate
  • Why API trivia and puzzle questions don’t work
  • Hiring mistakes we’ve made based on errors in our interview style
  • Why we don’t do very well when the tables are turned and it’s our turn to be interviewed

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Herding Code 16: Interviewing Software Developers
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Episode 15: Chris Tavares on Unity, P&P, Rotor, MVC, and EntLib

Chris TavaresThis week we talk with Chris Tavares, a developer on the Microsoft patterns & practices team, where he was the lead developer on Unity. He is also a virtual member of the ASP.NET MVC team, helping to design the new framework. Back in the day, he helped test out the effect of reference counting on .NET by building an experimental version of Rotor.

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Herding Code 15: Chris Tavares
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Episode 14: Jeff Atwood (CodingHorror.com) talks about StackOverflow

This week, we talk with Jeff Atwood (of codinghorror.com fame) about his soon to be released developer Q&A site, StackOverflow.com.

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Episode 12: Glenn Block on Prism, Unity, and MEF (part 2)

This is the second half of our interview with Glenn Block. He talks about the interesting stuff he’s been up to at Microsoft with Prism, Unity, and MEF (the Managed Extensibility Framework). Be sure to listen to part 1 first or Glenn’s crazytalk about MEF will spin your head around.

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Episode 12: Glenn Block on Prism, Unity, and MEF (Part 2)