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Frank Carr

My favorites are the ones where I got the job. Given my "advanced" age, this happens less often than it used to happen.

That aside, my favorite type of interviews are discussions. Let me describe my most recent project(s) in detail, drawing them out on the board. Ask me about the design decisions that were involved, such as why this particular design pattern was used, what were the advantages/disadvantages of doing it that way and what kind of testing was done. Even ask lower level stuff like , "How did you use LINQ in this C# application?", "Did you use/write the stored procedures for this application?" or "What HTTP verbs did you implement in your web service?" Ask me about stuff in my project that might be applicable to what you need to have done.