I will be interviewing NAV developer

Developer101Developer101 Member Posts: 459
edited 2014-05-23 in General Chat
I will be interviewing for NAV development/support position. I am an experienced NAV developer.
My job will be assessing the candidate’s technical skills. I could as 100 of questions but I would like to know what are those technical questions that should be asked or enough to judge someone’s technical expertise. 5 – 10 questions will do good.

Kindly help.
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  • einsTeIn.NETeinsTeIn.NET BochumMember Posts: 1,041
    David tends to ask his candidates about dimensions (http://www.mibuso.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=199680#p199680 8) ) which is a very hard question but after that you definitely get an idea of the candidate's skill level regarding NAV internals.

    I think that should depend on the tasks that the candidate should perform in future. I mean a first level supporter doesn't need to know each and every detail to be a good supporter. If you want him/her to define (technical) concepts then the candidate probably needs to know more.
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  • Miklos_HollenderMiklos_Hollender Member Posts: 1,597
    David tends to ask his candidates about dimensions (http://www.mibuso.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=199680#p199680 8) ) which is a very hard question but after that you definitely get an idea of the candidate's skill level regarding NAV internals.

    I think it is not hard, because David wrote they don't need to know it from the top of their heads but allowed to have access to a NAV client and test it. That way it is easy, just a normal problem solving process. But know these things from the top of head would be harder.

    A hard question would be like know from the top of your head the table number of transfer receipt header. As it would require really a lot of experience to remember it.
  • DenSterDenSter Member Posts: 8,281
    That's a terrible question :shock: . I've worked with NAV for about 15 years and I could not tell you that table number.
  • einsTeIn.NETeinsTeIn.NET BochumMember Posts: 1,041
    I think knowing the table numbers by heart isn't an indicator for good technical skill level. It's more important to know the application itself (business processes, table relations, generated data, etc.).
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  • SogSog Member Posts: 1,023
    Better questions are about technically less used functionality (temp tables, recordrefs, ...)
    Also the question, how would you add another ledger to NAV (with a mock up scenario) and make it work. (cfr the basic example in NAV with room reservation)
    Although the second question is basic, there is an alarming number of developers/consultants who don't know that.
    And you do want to avoid the "I'll just add another field"- developers.
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