Why should you use a Spring test?
When recruiting for developers, hiring teams might set requirements for certain qualifications (such as a degree in computer science) and relevant experience in using Spring - but when it comes to evaluating the level of skill that a candidate has, or whether they can use their knowledge in a relevant way, it can be difficult.
Paper sifts can only reveal so much about an individual, and even the best candidates might not be able to describe their ability appropriately on their resumes. Interviews are limited here too, and taking too many candidates through to the interview stage comes at a cost, both financially and in terms of time.
The Spring test can be used early in the recruitment process as a filtering tool. By asking relevant questions that a skilled Spring user will find easy to answer, the assessment results are a fast and reliable way to differentiate between seemingly identical candidates.
During the test, the potential Spring developer can show that they understand how to build Java applications using Spring, and that they understand the different functionality that the framework can provide - such as aspect-oriented programming, transaction management, and using the dependency injection container. They can also show their ability to test and fix bugs.
The candidate receives the test via an email link, and they are able to complete it in their own time, and their results are available to the recruitment team immediately.
For the recruitment team, the test is simple to administer to a large number of candidates at the same time, and this means that the Spring test is ideal to add early in the recruitment process. The results report will show which candidates have the right level of skill, and those that achieve over the predetermined benchmark are the ones that should be selected to move further in the hiring process.