17 questions and 21 skills to help you find and hire the perfect Vue Frontend Developer

Vue Frontend Developer

A three-stage interview process for assessing junior, mid-career, or senior level frontend developer candidates with a focus on Vue. This flow includes interviews for evaluating soft skills, Vue skills, as well as architecture skills.

Interviews

  1. Frontend Problem Solving
  2. Frontend Vue Technical
  3. Frontend Soft Skills

Evaluated skills

  • JavaScript Frameworks
  • Vue.js
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Software Development
  • Teamwork
  • Agile Product Development
  • Agile Software Development
  • Analytical thinking
  • API Design
  • Code Review
  • Critical Thinking
  • CSS
  • CSS Frameworks
  • Eslint
  • JavaScript
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Team Leadership
  • User Experience Design (UX)
  • Web Design
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  1. Frontend Problem Solving

    Intended as a back and forth, assessing their ability to breakdown requirements and develop a working plan.

    1. Question #1
      15 minutes
      You are asked to implement a registration and login page. What considerations do you need to take into account when designing and implementing this functionality?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. API Design
      2. User Experience Design (UX)

      Evaluation criteria

      1. They should mention what are the specifications for login requirements, such as OAuth, business emails, etc.
      2. They should mention auxiliary pages such as change password, forgot password, and forgot username.
    2. Question #2
      5 minutes
      You are in a position where you can make architectural choices. Two developers are arguing over an arbitrary linting rule; how do you decide which rule to implement?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Engineering Management
      2. Team Leadership
      3. Eslint

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We are looking for an understanding that business needs dictate developer standards
    3. Question #3
      20 minutes
      How would you handle the deployment of a modern web app? From your local machine to the web? Feel free to use your dream technologies. IE: Marketing website with blog, app, phone app, interaction with backend.
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Analytical thinking
      2. Critical Thinking

      Evaluation criteria

      1. If they need an example, ask them to recreate Uber
      2. Have them identify their blind spots, and where they excel
      3. Describe technology choices for marketing website, SPA, and identify what other components would be necessary
  2. Frontend Vue Technical

    A Vue interview, focused on assessing the candidates knowledge of the Vue framework and it's ecosystem.

    1. Question #1
      10 minutes
      How has your experience with Vue been so far? Have you enjoyed working with it? What are the pros and cons compared to other SPA libraries, why do you like Vue?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Vue.js
      2. JavaScript Frameworks
      3. JavaScript

      Evaluation criteria

      1. Open ended, what problems Vue solves and how it differs from it's competitors
    2. Question #2
      8 minutes
      What is the difference between the Composition API and the Options API. Which is now considered best practice and why?
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        Evaluation criteria

        1. Composition API can extract pieces of reactive logic and share the code with other components.
        2. Composables. We can now use reactive state anywhere, not limited by the component.
        3. Currently the Composition API is the future of Vue.
      1. Question #3
        6 minutes
        What is the difference between computed and watch? When do you use each?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. JavaScript Frameworks
        2. Vue.js

        Evaluation criteria

        1. Computed creates a new property that updates based on it's internal reactive dependencies
        2. Watch does not create a property, it watches a single reactive property and runs when that property is updated
        3. Computed is mainly used when you need to compose new data from existing data sources
        4. Watch is mainly used when you have to listen to a data source and take action on change
      2. Question #4
        8 minutes
        Give a short explanation of slots, scoped slots, and dynamic named slots. Give a usecase for slots.
        Anchor tag to question
        1. JavaScript Frameworks
        2. Vue.js

        Evaluation criteria

        1. Vue implements the content distribution API using the <slot> element.
        2. Scoping a slot allows you to pass child state to the slot
        3. Dynamically named slots allow you to generate arbitrary numbers of named slots based on a key
        4. A table where each cell is dynamic and requires different rendering, is a common use case of slots
      3. Question #5
        6 minutes
        What is Nuxt.js, what is it used for? When would you use it? When would you not?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. JavaScript Frameworks
        2. Vue.js

        Evaluation criteria

        1. Nuxt is a Vue framework that provides out of the box SSR, routing, bundling, among other features.
        2. We want the candidate to understand it's usecases. SEO, speed, etc.
      4. Question #6
        6 minutes
        What is in your Vue 'toolkit'? What packages are useful? How are you deploying and creating your Vue apps?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. JavaScript Frameworks
        2. Vue.js

        Evaluation criteria

        1. Open ended question, we're looking for interest in Vue and it's ecosystem.
        2. Such as vue-cli or vite, vuetify, vuex, vue-router, vee-validate.
    3. Frontend Soft Skills

      A developer soft skill interview, focused on assessing the candidates teamwork and process related skills.

      1. Question #1
        5 minutes
        What excites or interests you about coding? What technologies do you find interesting?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Software Development
        2. Engineering

        Evaluation criteria

        1. Clear preferences and aversions reflect experience
      2. Question #2
        5 minutes
        Tell us about your preferred development environment, what tools you are comfortable with, and what tools you want to learn?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Software Development
        2. Engineering
      3. Question #3
        5 minutes
        Can you describe your workflow when you create a web page?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Web Design
        2. Agile Product Development
      4. Question #4
        3 minutes
        If you jumped on a project and you had a different opinion about linting rules or code formatting, how would you handle this in regards to your fellow team members?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Communication
        2. Engineering Management
        3. Teamwork
      5. Question #5
        5 minutes
        What aspects are essential for a good code review? How do you make sure you are providing constructive criticism?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Communication
        2. Code Review
        3. Teamwork
      6. Question #6
        8 minutes
        You are assigned to a ticket, and you are asked to gather information, estimate, and solve it. What does this process look like for you?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Communication
        2. Agile Software Development
        3. Product Lifecycle Management
      7. Question #7
        5 minutes
        Do you have any opinion on CSS methodologies, frameworks, or libraries? How do you like to style your pages and apps?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. CSS Frameworks
        2. CSS
      8. Question #8
        10 minutes
        Are there any questions you would like to ask us about our development processes or technology choices?
        Anchor tag to question
        1. Engineering
        2. Engineering Management
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