Microsoft is testing a new feature on Skype.com that helps in conducting technical interviews. This is great news for developers worldwide who are forced to talk and code at the same time during important job interview processes. Many times you’re faced with having two apps running, the application with your scrutinous interviewer and the code editing app, scrambling to switch back and forth between them and nail the job.

So enter Skype, launching a new preview feature that helps undertake technical interviews, no download required. All you have to do to start conducting your interview is go to Skype.com/interviews and click the “Start interview.”  

The new feature enables programmers to start a video call on top of a code editor that runs in a Microsoft Edge or Chrome browsers (version 32 or above). The feature only works if the browser is set to English.

For all you polylinguals out there – the code editor supports 12 of the most popular programming languages: Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, C, C++, C#, F#, Go, Python, PHP, Rust and Ruby. Also, Microsoft has included an integrated syntax highlighting component to prevent syntactic errors during the interviews.

Once you click on “Start interview” you will receive a unique link that you can share with another participant. All the other participant needs to do is follow the link to get started. Then, the madness begins. Once the interview has begun, you can switch programming languages by clicking on the button on the upper left and click on “Start video interview” to start the video call.

 

Now, good luck on your interviews!

 

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