“Sharing fuels collaboration in a way that no other activity can, and it is proven to be beneficial to building companies” (Sharon Steed) is my new favorite quote of the week! Knowledge and ideas are the most valuable things we can easily share within our communities and developers from around the world can confirm it at any time.
Each month, we keep you posted on the top 5 of the most popular IT tests. In November, almost 2 000 coders took, on average, 1 quiz or solved an AlgoPlay exercise on ittestsonline. Many of them chose to focus on technical tests dedicated to Java, PHP, C++ and Software testing.
Java is everywhere, from mobile phones to desktop devices, games and navigation systems to e-business solutions and sometimes on the first position in our top 5 most popular technical tests.
The Java SE 7 medium level quiz has 15 questions that should be answered in 20 minutes.
Topics: control flow statements, literals, type inference for generic instance creation, try-with-resources statement, catching multiple exception types and re throwing exceptions with improved type checking.
You can try the test here.
The Java test shares the top with 2 PHP tests (the PHP 5.6 medium level quiz and the PHP Symfony 2.x medium level quiz). Kudos to its huge community. No matter what problem you may have, there is always someone somewhere who has already had it or is willing to help you find a solution. I’ve recently stumbled on a really interesting article on why developers love PHP. You can read it here or you can try the PHP 5.6 medium level quiz or PHP Symfony 2.x medium level quiz available on the platform.
The 4th place is all about the language that all high-school teachers recommend to start with: C++. If you are at the beginning of your programming career, here’s some cool advice for you: Think Python, by Allen Downey. As he iterates, “the first step is not to learn a single programming language, but to learn computer programming in a language agnostic manner”.
Finally, the Software Testing medium level quiz closes the top 5. Did you know that Thomas Alva Edison was the first to use the term ‘bug’ in a letter to Theodore Puskas to describe a flaw in a system? And that happened in 1878. The history of Software Testing is quite interesting. I invite you discover “almost” everything about it here.
Happy coding and don’t forget to share your knowledge among your colleagues or within communities. Your experience can be part of someone’s journey or it can even create history.