Application Developer Interview Questions

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Tell me about the development methodology you employ when creating applications.

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    Tell me about the development methodology you employ when creating applications.

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    Do you use the Agile methodology when developing applications? If so, can you discuss its advantages and disadvantages?

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    What are Verification and Validation, and how do they differ?

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    What type of software program would you create if you were allowed to work on an application development project outside of work, and why?

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    Can you describe Python and some of its features?

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    What is the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control in software testing?

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    How do applications interact with system software?

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    Which programming languages are you mostly familiar with?

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    What do you feel is the most important skill an application developer should possess?

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    Are you familiar with APIs, and do you have experience working with them in the programs you write?

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    What priority do you place on security and risk avoidance when developing an application for use within the organization?

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    What measures do you take when developing an application to prevent it from crashing?

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    How do you balance developing effective and efficient application software with addressing client needs?

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    Can you walk me through how you migrate an application from one hardware platform to another with a different operating system?

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    What are some of the key differences between a web application and one designed for mobile devices?

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    Can you tell me about a recent project you worked on, sharing with me your process for developing applications?

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    How do you go about explaining complex technical issues to non-technical stakeholders during an application development project?

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    Our organization recently began incorporating HTML5 into our applications. Can you describe some of the input types that are new to HTML5?

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    How does the native language C or C++ understand data types in JAVA?

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    When you described Python, you mentioned dictionaries. I'm not familiar with that term. Can you elaborate on this?

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    Please explain how you would perform a load test.

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    How do you define Application Software?

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    Please desribe how you develop learning aids for the applications you develop?

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    What are the key steps when migrating an application from one platform to another?

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    Our organization develops applications exclusively for mobile platforms, including both iOS and Android. What is your expertise in this area?

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    Have you ever worked on a application development project that used both an onshore and an offshore team? If so, what were some of the challenges you encountered?

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    What is the importance of the User Interface when developing applications?

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    What are you doing to keep current in technology?

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    How do you explain a topic such as functional programming to a person who doesn't have a technology background?

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    Can you describe some of the resources you use when researching a solution to a challenging programming problem?