7 Interview Questions Every Aspiring JavaScript Developer Should Know

Jun 3rd, 2019

Javascript is one of the most well-known programming languages in the world. It's used for anything from web applications to a server-side programming language. Looking for a job as a Javascript developer? We've compiled 7 questions you should already know the answers to. These questions are meant to get you prepared for your interview. Do more research to get even more prepared for the big day.

How would you check if a number is an integer?

A simple way is to see if there's a remainder left when you divide by 1.

How to create an object in Javascript?

JavaScript objects are containers for named values called properties or methods. This is a basic yet crucial part of Javascript which you will be exposed to.

var object ={name: "obj", age: 10};

How would you create a private variable in JavaScript?

You'll need to create the variable as a local variable within a function. Even if the function gets executed, the variable cannot be accessed outside of the function.

Write a function that would allow you to do this...

This question is meant to get you thinking on your toes. The possibilities are endless and the only way to prepare is through experience. Keep perfecting your coding skills and these will be easy. 

What is functional programming?

FP is the process of building software by composing pure functions, avoiding shared state, mutable data, and side-effects. This is a way of thinking about software construction.

When would you use the ____ function?

This is another question meant to keep you on your toes. Again, the experience is necessary to answer.

What is the difference between == and ===?

The difference is that == performs implicit type conversion to check if values are equal to each other. 

So, are you ready for your interview!? Check out www.nytechloop.com/jobs for an opportunity but before you do, do a little more research. You cannot be overly prepared for your technical interview.

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