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Hiring Experienced Python and Django Developers

November 07, 2018

Hiring Experienced Python and Django Developers

Django is used by developers to build fast, simple, and scalable websites. Understanding how to use this Python web framework is a valuable skill that many hiring teams seek in their candidates. But how do you know what separates the good from the great?

Django & Python in a nutshell

Python is a general purpose language that is easy to understand and focuses on short development time. Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it does away with a lot of the hasslesome aspects of web development, so you can focus on writing your application without reinventing the wheel along the way. Plus, it’s free and open source!

"From my personal experience, in terms of simplicity, one of the biggest assets of Django as a framework is ease of use. And it’s like a hammer: a great solution for problems it’s intended for and good for other problems too."

-Maciej Gol, Senior Software Engineer at Codility

What makes a great Django developer

The best Django developers have solid working knowledge of Python, however, the most important characteristic is a proactive approach towards learning, especially if they have an unconventional coding background. Other noteworthy attributes great Django developers are solid problem-solving skills, ability to learn fast, and prior experience with ORM frameworks or Python development. These aren’t always completely necessary skills, but they are skills that can be tested for in your recruiting process. Just remember, it’s that forever-a-student mentality that you need to hone in on every time.

How to assess Django candidates

Our new Codility Django Tasks are best to use for screening and interviewing full-stack, back-end, and web developers’ knowledge of Django. Our Django Tasks gauge how candidates use their knowledge to solve problems efficiently enough within a given time.

If you would like to see how our tasks can help you with screening your Django developers, you can book a quick demo with us!

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