Ok, so you’re in an interview and their questions are finished and it’s time for them to answer yours. So you start asking them different Qs about their shop. You ask about servers, versions, support, team layout, upcoming projects, etc. You [...]
I’ve blogged about this before, but some things are worth repeating from time to time.
Losing your job really sucks. And it doesn’t matter if you find out about it ahead of time by 2mos, 2wks, or not until they walk [...]
Wow, I didn’t realize I left this question out.
So here’s the question:
Q: What’s the difference between char() and varchar()?
A: With char() you can store the standard set of characters. And with varchar() you can store the extended set… [...]
Sorry guys, but I keep remembering things.
When I announced to him that the tech screening was over, he sighed and I could see 10yrs leave his face. Come to think of it, that’s why I decided not to call him [...]
Since everyone is so interested, I thought I’d give some further observations about our favorite candidate.
1. He was visibly shaking throughout the entire interview.
2. He claimed that had he known there would be so many sql questions he would [...]
This is one of the most incredible interviews I’ve had to date. It has plenty of very unique answers and lots of good old-fashioned awkward pause. I’m torn about how much to write down because it really gets kinda long after [...]
Well, since I hear everyone is enjoying these today, I just finished my last phone screening and here are the nuggets I’ve discovered this time. Man you just learn so much interviewing. If any of you really cared for me though [...]
I just had another phone screening and apparently a page fault is the area of memory where SQL keeps things it can’t hold in the buffer cache. And page faults\sec is the counter that shows you how many items were put [...]
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