Entries by Cory Parrish

Are These Bad Interviewing Practices Costing You Millions?

Have you ever wondered what the ideal interview process would actually look like from a developers point of view? After interviewing hundreds of candidates I have come up with a list of the top 9 mistakes companies make when interviewing software developers. If you finish this article and find yourself asking , “What is the ideal way to interview developers?” Well, you’re in luck. At StriveNine, we are #DevsSourcingDevs and we have a proven interviewing system that can work for you too!

Javascript Closures

Have you ever been in a situation where you know a concept quite well…. that is, until you need to explain it to someone else. The process of learning through teaching can be a very powerful process. Javascript closures was one of those topics for me a few years ago. I was breezing through an interview one day when all of a sudden I was asked what a closure was. I provided the same vanilla answer I had always given, and then I was posed with a follow up question. “So tell me, if you were to pretend that I know nothing about Javascript, could you explain to me what a closure is?” The following was an answer I provided the following day.

Step 1: How can you create a closure?