Interview questions for pyton and php programmers

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I have been using this format for my interviews previously and it greatly helped me.
Since I am trying to create a new blog, I was thinking of publishing something that will have some use for programmers. So I am sharing my interview checklists. Hope that will help you all.

  • Tell me about yourself
    • Team player
    • Self motivated
    • Enjoy learning and sharing
    • Pragmatic
    • Social
  • What do you enjoy most in your current job
    • Coding kata   
    • Book club  
    • Technical Presentation
  • What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your work
  • Why do you want to leave your current job
  • What is your present boss like
    • Good forecasting
    • Innovative  
  • Why do you think you are best match for this job
  • What do you know about our company
  • What can you bring to the company
    • Agile
    • TDD
  • How long  do you expect in stay in the company
    • Progress
    • Contribution
  • What are your greatest strengths
  • What is your biggest weakness
  • Where do you see yourself in five years time
    • Keep progressing to senior role
  • Give me an example of a difficult team situation you had to deal with
  • Give me an e xample of a product or concept you found hard to understand
  • Give me an example of something you are very proud of
  • Give me an example of a change or improvement you made to development or testing processes in your organisation
  • Give me an example of a time you performed well in a team
  • Give me an example of a time you showed initiative
  • Give me an example of a time you demonstrated creativity
  • Give me an example of a time when you demonstrated leadership
  • What is the most challenging piece of work you have undertaken and why? What were the challenges and how did you overcome them?
  • Aside from your day to day project work have you made a broader contribution to the technical advancement of your team as a whole?
  • What new technology, either inside or outside of work, do you find most exciting and why?
  • Why are you interested in the role?
  • What aspects of the role interest you the most?
  • What can you offer us?
    • I have great energy going through complicated problems
    • I am a great team player
    • I love playing with new technology and sharing
    • I assure best practice in working

Python Topics:

  1. Python ?
  2. Property, http://adam.gomaa.us/blog/2008/aug/11/the-python-property-builtin/
  3. Data structures http://docs.python.org/tutorial/datastructures.html (list,tuples, set, dict)
  4. File processing http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html#file-objects
  5. Exception handling http://docs.python.org/tutorial/errors.html
  6. Itertools http://docs.python.org/library/itertools.html
  7. Iterators http://www.learningpython.com/2009/02/23/iterators-iterables-and-generators-oh-my/
  8. Generators http://wiki.python.org/moin/Generators
  9. Decorators, http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=240845
  10. @classmethod vs @staticmethod http://stackoverflow.com/questions/136097/what-is-the-difference-between-staticmethod-and-classmethod-in-python
  11. List comprehension vs generator expression
  12. Builtin functions (http://docs.python.org/library/functions.html )
  13. Special method
  14. Function as first class object http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_object#In_Pythonhttp://blog.benchside.com/2010/02/treating-python-functions-as-first-class-objects/
  15. Lambda http://www.secnetix.de/olli/Python/lambda_functions.hawk
  16. Testing
  17. Debugger (pdb)
  18. Multiple inheritence
  19. Multi-threading vs Multi-processing
  20. Re
  21. Setup script, http://docs.python.org/distutils/introduction.html#distutils-simple-example
  22. Glossary http://docs.python.org/glossary


Django Topics:

  1. Django design philosophy, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/misc/design-philosophies/?from=olddocs
  2. New features
  3. Django ORM (query especially)
  4. admin.py, manage.py
  5. Django settings
  6. URL dispatcher, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.3/topics/http/urls/
  7. Reverse
  8. Reverse url matching
  9. Model manager
  10. Caching, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.3/topics/cache/
  11. Abstract  base class, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/db/models/#abstract-base-classes
  12. ORM limitation, stored procedure
  13. User profile
  14. Signal, http://www.chrisdpratt.com/2008/02/16/signals-in-django-stuff-thats-not-documented-well
  15. How djagno process a request
  16. Request and response
  17. Fixtures
  18. Generic view, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.3/topics/class-based-views/
  19. Middleware, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/http/middleware/
  20. MVT
  21. URL patterns/ URL Naming/ URL template tag
  22. Template, model and table inheritance
  23. Internationalization
  24. Forms
  25. Test framework, https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.3/topics/testing/


Programming Architecture:

  1. Dependency injection
  2. Separation of Concern 
  3. Single Responsibility Principle  
  4. Design patterns  http://ginstrom.com/scribbles/2007/10/08/design-patterns-python-style/
    1. singletone
    2. factory
    3. decorator
    4. observer
    5. template
    6. State
    7. Iterator

Others from CV:

  1. scrum-ban
  2. rabbitmq
  3. celery
  4. fabric
  5. OOC in java script
  6. load balancer


More Questions:


CSS questions:

  1. http://dev.fyicenter.com/Interview-Questions/CSS/index.html


Javascripts questions:

  1. http://www.techinterviews.com/javascript-interview-questions-and-answers
  2. http://vikasrao.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/common-javascript-interview-questions/
  3. http://www.evotech.net/blog/2007/05/web-developer-interview-questions/
  4. http://dev.fyicenter.com/Interview-Questions/JavaScript/What_is_negative_infinity_.html


Mysql questions:


PHP questions:


Programming Exercise:

  1. prime number
  2. factorial
  3. fibonacci
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