PHP (coding): entry-level algorithms

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About the PHP (coding): entry-level algorithms test

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is geared towards web development. PHP is fast, flexible, and pragmatic, and can power both simple static websites and complex, dynamic professional-grade websites.

Strong foundational knowledge of programming in PHP is essential for junior programmers. It allows them to hit the ground running in a new role and sets them up for further professional growth.

This test gives candidates 10 minutes to complete a straightforward coding task. The code is evaluated against a set of test cases, some of which are available to the candidate to determine if they are on the right track.

This is a great initial screen test that allows you to effectively vet candidates based on essential skills.

We recommend combining coding tests with at least one of our cognitive ability tests evaluating numerical or analytical skills.

The test is made by a testpreneur

Alfred Wong

Alfred is an experienced software engineer with deep expertise in Python development, data engineering, and cloud solutions architecture. He has built out a cloud native data platform for a $16B hedge fund that systematically ingested TBs/PBs of data to drive quantitative trading strategies.

Alfred is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer at the Professional. In his free time, he enjoys reading about personal psychology and new trends in technology.

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A video question is a specific type of custom question you can add to your assessment. Video questions let you create a question and have your candidates use their webcam to record a video response. This is an excellent way to see how a candidate would conduct themselves in a live interview, and is especially useful for sales and hospitality roles. Some good examples of things to ask for video questions would be "Why do you want to work for our company?" or "Try to sell me an item you have on your desk right now." You can learn more about video questions here.
Can you explain how the other custom question types work?
Besides video questions, you can also add the following types of custom questions: multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Multiple-choice lets your candidates choose from a list of answers that you provide, coding lets you create a coding problem for them to solve, file upload allows your candidates to upload a file that you request (such as a resume or portfolio), and essay allows an open-ended text response to your question. You can learn more about different custom question types here.
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What kind of coding and programming tests does TestGorilla offer?
We offer coding tests for the following languages: Python, JavaScript, PHP, Java, C, C++, C#, and SQL. These tests feature small coding tasks for a candidate to complete. We also offer multiple-choice tests for web and mobile development framework, such as our Angular, React and Django tests.

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