How We Interview Developers

The other day I had read an interesting post by 37 Signals entitled Why We Don’t Hire Programmers Based On Puzzles, API Quizzes, Math Riddles or Other Parlor Tricks (say that 10 times fast). Then I was pointed to another article by C for Coding entitled Interview Programming Problems Done Right. That got me thinking about the interview techniques that I’ve used at my current and prior jobs. It’s a different style than either of those two posts, so I figured it was worth talking about.