Hiring guide for HyperNext Engineers

HyperNext Developer Hiring Guide

HyperNext is a software development system that is simple to use and allows beginners to quickly create cross-platform applications. It was developed by TigaByte Software and consists of a visual designer, an English-like programming language, and the ability to run projects as standalone programs. HyperNext supports both 2D and 3D graphics, multimedia files, databases connectivity and more. The language focuses on simplicity of use with its straightforward syntax structure making it accessible for novice programmers or those without extensive coding experience.

Ask the right questions secure the right HyperNext talent among an increasingly shrinking pool of talent.

First 20 minutes

General HyperNext app knowledge and experience

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

How would you describe the basic structure of a HyperNext project?
A HyperNext project is composed of cards, controls, and scripts. Cards are like pages in a book, controls are objects on a card, and scripts are sets of instructions that control the behavior of the cards and controls.
What are the main components of the HyperNext language?
The main components of the HyperNext language are variables, constants, operators, functions, and control structures.
Describe the difference between a local variable and a global variable in HyperNext.
A local variable is only accessible within the script where it is declared, while a global variable is accessible from any script in the project.
How would you use a function in HyperNext?
In HyperNext, a function is used by calling its name followed by a list of arguments in parentheses. For example, 'myFunction(arg1, arg2)'.
What are the control structures available in HyperNext?
HyperNext provides several control structures including if-then-else, select-case, repeat, and while.
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What you’re looking for early on

Does the candidate have a solid understanding of HyperNext language?
Has the candidate demonstrated problem-solving skills?
Is the candidate familiar with software development methodologies?
Does the candidate have experience with other programming languages?

Next 20 minutes

Specific HyperNext 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.

Describe the difference between the 'repeat' and 'while' control structures in HyperNext.
The 'repeat' structure repeats a block of code a specific number of times, while the 'while' structure repeats a block of code as long as a certain condition is true.
How would you handle errors in HyperNext?
HyperNext provides a 'try-catch' structure for error handling. The 'try' block contains the code that may cause an error, and the 'catch' block contains the code to handle the error.
What are the data types supported by HyperNext?
HyperNext supports several data types including number, string, list, and object.
Describe the difference between a list and an object in HyperNext.
A list is an ordered collection of items, while an object is a collection of properties and methods.
How would you create a custom object in HyperNext?
In HyperNext, a custom object is created by defining a new class with its own properties and methods.
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The ideal back-end app developer

What you’re looking to see on the HyperNext engineer at this point.

At this point, a skilled HyperNext engineer should demonstrate strong problem-solving abilities, proficiency in HyperNext 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 HyperNext.

What does this simple HyperNext script do?
put 5 into x
put 10 into y
put x + y into z
show z
This script declares two variables x and y, assigns them the values 5 and 10 respectively, adds them together and assigns the result to a variable z. Then it displays the value of z, which will be 15.
What will be the output of this HyperNext script?
put "Hello, " into greeting
put "World!" after greeting
show greeting
This script declares a variable 'greeting', assigns it the string 'Hello, ', then appends the string 'World!' to 'greeting'. Finally, it displays the value of 'greeting', which will be 'Hello, World!'.
What does this HyperNext script do with the array?
put [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] into numbers
put sum(numbers) into total
show total
This script declares an array 'numbers' with the elements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Then it calculates the sum of the elements in the array and assigns it to the variable 'total'. Finally, it displays the value of 'total', which will be 15.
What does this HyperNext script do?
put 1 into x
repeat while x < 10
  put x * 2 into x
end repeat
show x
This script declares a variable 'x' and assigns it the value 1. Then it enters a loop that continues as long as 'x' is less than 10. In each iteration of the loop, it multiplies 'x' by 2 and assigns the result back to 'x'. Finally, it displays the value of 'x', which will be 16.

Wrap-up questions

Final candidate for HyperNext 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 HyperNext application deployments. Inquire about their experience in handling system failures and their approach to debugging and troubleshooting.

What are the event handlers in HyperNext and how would you use them?
Event handlers are special scripts that are executed in response to certain events, such as a button click or a key press. They are used by attaching them to the appropriate control.
Describe the difference between the 'on openCard' and 'on closeCard' event handlers in HyperNext.
The 'on openCard' event handler is executed when a card is opened, while the 'on closeCard' event handler is executed when a card is closed.
How would you use the 'on mouseUp' event handler in HyperNext?
The 'on mouseUp' event handler is used to execute a script when the mouse button is released over a control. It is attached to the control by adding it to the control's script.

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