Hiring guide for DRAKON-Swift+++ Engineers

DRAKON-Swift+++ Developer Hiring Guide

The DRAKON-Swift+++ programming language was developed in the early 1990s by a team of researchers at the Saint Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It is a general-purpose, object-oriented language that is designed to be both powerful and easy to use. The language is based on the principles of structured programming and features a number of advanced features, such as multiple inheritance, generics, and closures. DRAKON-Swift+++ is used in a variety of applications, including embedded systems, web development, and scientific computing.

Ask the right questions secure the right DRAKON-Swift+++ talent among an increasingly shrinking pool of talent.

First 20 minutes

General DRAKON-Swift+++ app knowledge and experience

The first 20 minutes of the interview should seek to understand the candidate's general background in DRAKON-Swift+++ application development, including their experience with various programming languages, databases, and their approach to designing scalable and maintainable systems.

What are the key features of DRAKON-Swift+++?
DRAKON-Swift+++ offers features such as visual programming, strong static typing, automatic memory management, and support for object-oriented, procedural, and generic programming.
How would you implement a function in DRAKON-Swift+++?
Functions in DRAKON-Swift+++ can be implemented using the 'func' keyword followed by the function name, parameters in parentheses, and the return type after the '->' symbol. The function body is enclosed in braces.
Describe the difference between 'let' and 'var' in DRAKON-Swift+++.
'let' is used to declare constants while 'var' is used to declare variables. Once a value is assigned to a constant using 'let', it cannot be changed.
How would you handle errors in DRAKON-Swift+++?
Errors in DRAKON-Swift+++ can be handled using a combination of 'try', 'catch', and 'throw' keywords, which allow developers to throw, catch and handle errors as they occur.
What are optionals in DRAKON-Swift+++?
Optionals in DRAKON-Swift+++ are types that can hold either a value or no value. They are used to indicate that a variable may not always have a value, and are especially useful when dealing with potential null values.
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What you’re looking for early on

Has the candidate demonstrated a solid understanding of DRAKON-Swift+++?
Is the candidate able to articulate complex concepts clearly and effectively?
Does the candidate show a problem-solving mindset?
Has the candidate shown a capacity for learning and adapting to new technologies or concepts?

Next 20 minutes

Specific DRAKON-Swift+++ development questions

The next 20 minutes of the interview should focus on the candidate's expertise with specific backend frameworks, their understanding of RESTful APIs, and their experience in handling data storage and retrieval efficiently.

How would you use the 'guard' statement in DRAKON-Swift+++?
The 'guard' statement is used to transfer program control out of a scope if one or more conditions aren't met. It's typically used to exit a function or method if a necessary condition isn't satisfied.
Describe the difference between classes and structures in DRAKON-Swift+++.
Classes and structures in DRAKON-Swift+++ are similar, but classes are reference types while structures are value types. This means that when a structure is assigned to a new variable or passed to a function, it's actually copied rather than referenced.
What are closures in DRAKON-Swift+++ and how would you use them?
Closures in DRAKON-Swift+++ are self-contained blocks of functionality that can be passed around and used in your code. They are similar to functions, but can capture and store references to variables and constants from the surrounding context in which they are defined.
How would you implement multithreading in DRAKON-Swift+++?
Multithreading in DRAKON-Swift+++ can be implemented using the Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) and Operation Queues. These provide APIs to manage and schedule tasks on multiple threads.
Describe the difference between synchronous and asynchronous tasks in DRAKON-Swift+++.
Synchronous tasks in DRAKON-Swift+++ block the execution of further tasks until they are completed, while asynchronous tasks allow further tasks to continue before they are finished.
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The ideal back-end app developer

What you’re looking to see on the DRAKON-Swift+++ engineer at this point.

At this point, a skilled DRAKON-Swift+++ engineer should demonstrate strong problem-solving abilities, proficiency in DRAKON-Swift+++ programming language, and knowledge of software development methodologies. Red flags include lack of hands-on experience, inability to articulate complex concepts, or unfamiliarity with standard coding practices.

Digging deeper

Code questions

These will help you see the candidate's real-world development capabilities with DRAKON-Swift+++.

What does the following DRAKON-Swift+++ code do?
let greeting = "Hello, World!"
This code declares a constant string variable 'greeting' and assigns it the value 'Hello, World!'. It then prints the value of 'greeting' to the console.
What will be the output of the following DRAKON-Swift+++ code?
var x = 10
var y = 20
x += y
This code declares two integer variables 'x' and 'y', assigns them the values 10 and 20 respectively, adds the value of 'y' to 'x', and then prints the new value of 'x'. The output will be 30.
What does the following DRAKON-Swift+++ code do?
var numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
numbers.remove(at: 2)
This code declares an array 'numbers' and assigns it the values 1 through 5. It then removes the element at index 2 (the third element, which is 3) from the array. Finally, it prints the modified array. The output will be [1, 2, 4, 5].
What does the following DRAKON-Swift+++ code do?
import Dispatch
DispatchQueue.global().async {
    print("Hello, World!")
This code imports the Dispatch module, which provides the Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) framework for managing concurrent tasks. It then uses the global dispatch queue to asynchronously execute a block of code that prints 'Hello, World!' to the console. This means that the print statement will be executed on a background thread.

Wrap-up questions

Final candidate for DRAKON-Swift+++ Developer role questions

The final few questions should evaluate the candidate's teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. Additionally, assess their knowledge of microservices architecture, serverless computing, and how they handle DRAKON-Swift+++ application deployments. Inquire about their experience in handling system failures and their approach to debugging and troubleshooting.

How would you use the 'defer' statement in DRAKON-Swift+++?
The 'defer' statement in DRAKON-Swift+++ is used to schedule a block of code to be executed just before the current scope is exited, whether that exit is because of a thrown error or a statement such as 'return'.
What are generics in DRAKON-Swift+++ and how would you use them?
Generics in DRAKON-Swift+++ allow you to write flexible, reusable functions and types that can work with any type, subject to requirements that you define. They are used to avoid duplication and to express clear, abstract intent.
Describe the difference between strong, weak, and unowned references in DRAKON-Swift+++.
Strong, weak, and unowned references in DRAKON-Swift+++ are used to manage memory and prevent memory leaks. Strong references create a strong hold on the object, while weak and unowned references do not. Weak references can become nil, while unowned references cannot.

DRAKON-Swift+++ application related

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