Have you considered coding with them in the interview?
Yeah, live coding interview can be great. Whiteboard coding exercises as well.
No, I haven't considered coding with them. Here's the reason why. To me, coding is about being able to elegantly express an abstract solution in code; this is different from programming IMO. This depends on the fluency in a language. (What if the interviewer and interviewee have a common language? Can you program in Groovy? ;)) I believe such fluency can be acquired with curiosity, a bit of hard work, and transferring concepts from one language to another. So, I test for problem solving and approach to problem solving in in-person interviews, which will cover the above aspects.
Do I code with my team, review their code, and have them review mine? Yes.
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