Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me on a practical test I will be undertaking as part of a Junior Java Dev position job interview this coming week. I've been told the test is likely to include IO, Threads, Recursion, General Programming questions and String Parsing ...all practical. After this, I will be interviewed. I have obtained my OCPJP recently, so Im fairly confident about my abilities. I see the practical test as a great opportunity to prove myself, and I was wondering if anyone knows of any links to practical Java tests I can undertake online. There are numerous multiple choice mock exams online, but I havent found anything practical. Any links or advise from anyone who had undertaken similar tests would be greatly appreciated!
It's been a while since I've interviewed, but I give similar tests. They aren't designed to trip someone up. They are meant for someone who knows how to program to do that.
To practice, I recommend looking at a college course's website and doing some of the programming assignments. Of the ones from the end of chapters in "Thinking in Java". Just to give you more confidence when coding.
When actually taking the test, explain what you are thinking/doing out loud as you go if someone is watching you. If nobody is watching you, leave enough comments/clear variable names that someone can understand your thought process.