Irina Papuc

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Articles by Irina

  1. The Vital Guide to Big Data Interviewing

    Big data is an extremely broad domain, typically addressed by a hybrid team of data scientists, software engineers, and statisticians. Finding a single individual knowledgeable in the entire breadth of this domain is therefore extremely unlikely and rare. Rather, one will most likely be searching for multiple individuals with specific sub-areas of expertise. This guide is therefore divided at a high level into two sections:This guide highlights questions related to key concepts, paradigms, and technologies...
  2. The Vital Guide to App Developer Interviewing

    In a bipolar smartphone world where Android dominates devices and iOS dominates application revenue, it is impossible to ignore one platform and develop on another. To build and release an application on both dominant platforms, you need special breed of developers. Rare developers that are familiar with both iOS optimized border shadowing and flattened Android UI hierarchies using merge layout tags.Here is a guide to help you find those rare masters of both Android and iOS platforms.We also suggest...
  3. The Vital Guide to AngularJS Interviewing

    Although AngularJS has a gentle, initial learning curve, the powerful and flexible framework relies a lot on developers’ skills and understanding of the framework to produce well-engineered and maintainable applications. This hiring guide offers a set of insightful questions to help you identify amazing AngularJS developers who are experts in their field.AngularJS is the framework of choice for multiple high-end web applications. The reason many teams choose this technology is because it is flexible...
  4. The Vital Guide to HTML5 Interviewing

    In today’s technology setting, HTML5 has become an integral part of front-end development. Although it is not a programming language, it is still an essential component of today's web applications. This guide offers a sampling of effective questions to help evaluate the breadth and depth of a candidate's mastery of HTML5 foundations and their understanding of HTML5 specifications.Today, HTML is over 20 years old. Over these 20 years, HTML was upgraded 4 times, leaving us with current HTML version...
  5. The Vital Guide to CSS Interviewing

    CSS has been in use for more than 20 years and has become an integral part of any front-end development. Therefore, there is no shortage of developers with CSS listed on their resumes. Locating CSS developers is fairly easy, but choosing the perfect one is that much more of a challenge. This guide offers a sampling of effective questions to help you identify the best CSS developers who are experts in their field.Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS for short, is a style sheet language used to describe...
  6. The Vital Guide To Interaction Designer (IxD) Interviewing

    With the advent of mobile and web apps, demand for Interaction Design (IxD) services has skyrocketed, causing a number of issues for designers and clients alike. IxD specialists are often mistaken for UX designers, interface-designers, or even visual designers. However, IxD deals with human-computer interaction rather than user experience or visual design.In today’s technology-filled world, it will not surprise anyone if we said that pretty much every Web or mobile application is based on interactive...
  7. The Vital Guide To Visual Design Interviewing

    Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors.They design big and small branding projects from the ground up, create and develop campaigns, lead a team of designers, provide quality art and creative...
  8. The Vital Guide To User Interface (UI) Design Interviewing

    While UX Designers are in charge of the overall functionality of the product, User Interface (UI) Designers are mainly concerned about how the product is laid out, and what the product’s visual communication elements are.For example, a UI designer will make sure every page, screen or other step that a user will experience is designed within the path that the UX designer has created. They are also responsible for maintaining the overall consistency and implementing style guides across the whole visual...
  9. The Vital Guide To User Experience (UX) Design Interviewing

    A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. These designers have a thorough understanding of the user and business goals and filter those into the digital experience so that your product feels intuitive, simple and facilitates the user and business goals.The questions presented in this guide help identify user experience designers with the experience to produce masterful digital products.As with...
  10. The Vital Guide to Web Design Interviewing

    The goal of this guide is to help you find the perfect web designer for your team or project. This can be achieved by better understanding the different roles a web designer fills, and by having a good idea of the sort of strategic questions you can ask during the hiring process.Hiring web designers can be difficult. There are many disciplines under the common term ‘designer,’ and experts in one field may be novices in another, while others are a “Jack of all trades, master of none.” To make things...
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