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You cannot do this at the resume level as they essentially have infinite time to write that up, but you can do it on a phone interview if you ask a few questions which require technical insight in what they do. This gives you both the answer (good or bad) and how long time it took them to get there.

When at an interview, make them write code. It is the only way you can tell if they can program for real. Make the problem simple, give them a computer with an internet connection, and the IDE you use installed, let them ask any question (except gimme-hte-codez) and watch how they work.


EDIT: For post-mortem analysis it appears that PMD has a copy/paste detector to find it: http://pmd.sourceforge.net/cpd.html

You cannot do this at the resume level as they essentially have infinite time to write that up, but you can do it on a phone interview if you ask a few questions which require technical insight in what they do. This gives you both the answer (good or bad) and how long time it took them to get there.

When at an interview, make them write code. It is the only way you can tell if they can program for real. Make the problem simple, give them a computer with an internet connection, and the IDE you use installed, let them ask any question (except gimme-hte-codez) and watch how they work.

You cannot do this at the resume level as they essentially have infinite time to write that up, but you can do it on a phone interview if you ask a few questions which require technical insight in what they do. This gives you both the answer (good or bad) and how long time it took them to get there.

When at an interview, make them write code. It is the only way you can tell if they can program for real. Make the problem simple, give them a computer with an internet connection, and the IDE you use installed, let them ask any question (except gimme-hte-codez) and watch how they work.


EDIT: For post-mortem analysis it appears that PMD has a copy/paste detector to find it: http://pmd.sourceforge.net/cpd.html

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You cannot do this at the resume level as they essentially have infinite time to write that up, but you can do it on a phone interview if you ask a few questions which require technical insight in what they do. This gives you both the answer (good or bad) and how long time it took them to get there.

When at an interview, make them write code. It is the only way you can tell if they can program for real. Make the problem simple, give them a computer with an internet connection, and the IDE you use installed, let them ask any question (except gimme-hte-codez) and watch how they work.