Posts Tagged ‘pair programming’

Retrospective after pair programming: Turn defeat into victory

In observing an interview practice for pair programming for job interviews, I saw and enjoyed a really wonderful process between two of my respected colleagues. They discussed, argued and bargained from the start, and they soon made compromises and began to work. During the coding stage they discussed and overcame every unintended problem they met; […]

2010 fall campus recruiting in full swing

Each year we do one or two rounds of campus recruiting. We’re currently finishing up our second round for this year with campus recruiting activities taking place at 5 universities including universities in the neighboring cities of Ningbo and Nanjing. We’ve been quite successful with campus recruiting in the past resulting in it becoming one […]

How distance impacts pair programming

Last week, by great chance, I observed two of my respected colleagues practicing pair programming for a job interview. Sitting two meters away, I noticed that during the process of implementation, they didn’t interact frequently. The interviewee was writing code on the computer, and the interviewer was contemplating the best way by drawing some sort […]

What’s your first question when Pair Programming for a job interview?

As an interviewer using Pair Programming when interviewing potential candidates, apart from the warm-up chatting what’s the first formal question you will ask and what kind of reply are you expecting? I want to share my opinion. Several years ago I read a book written by Weinberg [1986], which lists three main obstacles to innovation: […]

Why PP is over AA?

During the past year, we’ve began to use Pair Programming (PP) as part of our interview process. Having interviewed many candidates using this approach, I have begun to prefer this method to the traditional approach of asking and answering (AA) because: Traditional interviewing skill emphasize on asking behavioral questions. Since it is so, why not take […]

“Pair programming” for successful job interviews

From last year, the Global Delivery Center (GDC) at Perficient has been interviewing prospective intern developers using pair programming. I am very glad to have had the opportunity to interview many candidates during this time. I would like to share a series of interesting experiences with you in this article. What is a successful Job […]