Hiring guide for Icon-derived Unicon. Engineers

Icon-derived Unicon. Developer Hiring Guide

Unicon is a high-level programming language derived from Icon, developed in the late 20th century. It was created by Clinton Jeffery and Jafar Al Gharaibeh at the University of Idaho, as an extension to the original Icon language. Unicon offers additional features including object-oriented programming, packaging, and system-level programming capabilities. The language is known for its unique expression evaluation semantics and goal-directed execution model. Its development and evolution have been well-documented in various academic papers and technical reports published by its creators.

Ask the right questions secure the right Icon-derived Unicon. talent among an increasingly shrinking pool of talent.

First 20 minutes

General Icon-derived Unicon. app knowledge and experience

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

How would you describe the main features of Unicon?
Unicon is a high-level programming language that is derived from Icon. It has features such as string scanning, goal-directed evaluation, and support for high-level data types like sets, lists, and tables. It also supports object-oriented programming and has capabilities for graphics and GUI programming.
What are the data types supported by Unicon?
Unicon supports several high-level data types including integers, real numbers, strings, lists, sets, tables, and records. It also supports object-oriented data types.
Describe the difference between Icon and Unicon.
Unicon is an extension of Icon. It includes all the features of Icon and adds several new features such as support for object-oriented programming, networking, and graphics. Unicon also has an integrated development environment.
How would you handle exceptions in Unicon?
Unicon provides a mechanism for exception handling using the 'every' and 'suspend' constructs. When an exception occurs, control is transferred to the nearest enclosing 'every' clause. The 'suspend' construct can be used to pass control back to the caller.
What are the control structures available in Unicon?
Unicon supports several control structures including 'if-then-else', 'while', 'until', 'repeat', 'case', and 'every'. It also supports goal-directed evaluation with the 'suspend' and 'fail' constructs.
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What you’re looking for early on

Does the candidate have a strong understanding of Icon-derived Unicon?
Has the candidate demonstrated problem-solving skills?
Is the candidate able to communicate effectively?
Does the candidate have experience with similar projects?

Next 20 minutes

Specific Icon-derived Unicon. 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 implement object-oriented programming in Unicon?
Unicon supports object-oriented programming with classes and inheritance. You can define a class using the 'class' keyword and create instances of the class using the 'new' operator. Inheritance is supported with the 'extends' keyword.
What are the string scanning capabilities of Unicon?
Unicon has powerful string scanning capabilities. It allows you to scan a string from left to right, matching patterns and executing code when a match is found. The scanning position can be controlled with the 'tab' and 'move' functions.
Describe the difference between 'every' and 'suspend' in Unicon.
'Every' is a control structure that applies an expression to each element of a structure. 'Suspend' is a construct that allows a goal-directed computation to produce multiple results. It suspends the current computation and returns control to the caller, but allows the computation to be resumed later.
How would you create a GUI application in Unicon?
Unicon provides a library for creating GUI applications. You can create windows, buttons, text fields, and other GUI elements. Event handling is done with the 'Event' function, which waits for a user action and returns an event record.
What are the networking capabilities of Unicon?
Unicon provides functions for network programming, including TCP/IP sockets. You can create a socket with the 'open' function, send data with 'write', and receive data with 'read'. Unicon also supports higher-level protocols like HTTP and FTP.
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The ideal back-end app developer

What you’re looking to see on the Icon-derived Unicon. engineer at this point.

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

What does the following Unicon code do?
procedure main()
 write("Hello, World!")
This code prints the string 'Hello, World!' to the standard output.
What will be the output of the following Unicon code?
procedure main()
 every write(!list(1 to 5))
This code will print the numbers 1 through 5, each on a new line. The 'list' function generates a list of numbers from 1 to 5, and the '!' operator generates each element of the list in turn.
What does the following Unicon code do?
procedure main()
 L := [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
 every i := !L do write(i)
This code creates a list 'L' with the elements 1 through 5, and then prints each element of the list on a new line. The '!' operator generates each element of the list in turn.
What does the following Unicon code do?
procedure main()
 thread write("Hello, World!")
This code creates a new thread that prints the string 'Hello, World!' to the standard output. The 'thread' keyword is used to create a new thread of execution.

Wrap-up questions

Final candidate for Icon-derived Unicon. 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 Icon-derived Unicon. application deployments. Inquire about their experience in handling system failures and their approach to debugging and troubleshooting.

How would you implement concurrency in Unicon?
Unicon supports concurrency with co-expressions. A co-expression is a computation that can be suspended and resumed. You can create a co-expression with the 'create' function and switch to it with the 'activate' function.
Describe the difference between 'create' and 'activate' in Unicon.
'Create' is a function that creates a new co-expression. 'Activate' is a function that switches control to a co-expression. When a co-expression is activated, it resumes execution where it last left off.
How would you use the Unicon's graphics capabilities?
Unicon provides a library for 2D and 3D graphics. You can create a window with the 'WOpen' function, draw shapes with functions like 'DrawLine' and 'DrawCircle', and control the color with 'Fg' and 'Bg'. For 3D graphics, Unicon provides functions for creating and transforming 3D objects.

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