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About the test:

The Progress Developer Test evaluates candidates on their knowledge and proficiency in Progress application architecture, database design and management, programming in Progress 4GL and other languages, user interface design, debugging and testing, and software deployment and maintenance. The test aims to assess the candidate's ability to develop and maintain enterprise-grade applications using the Progress OpenEdge platform.

Covered skills:

  • Compile and Run-time Execution
  • Browse Widget
  • OpenEdge debugger tasks
  • Frame execution
  • ChUI projects
  • Progress Lock application
  • Scope of frames

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Progress Developer Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Progress Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Progress Developer Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Proficient in compiling and executing Progress OpenEdge applications
  • Ability to develop, test, and debug ChUI projects
  • Familiarity with the Browse Widget in Progress OpenEdge
  • Knowledge of Progress Lock application and its implementation
  • Experience in utilizing the OpenEdge debugger for troubleshooting
  • Understanding the scope of frames and their execution in Progress OpenEdge
  • Ability to efficiently handle exceptions and errors in Progress OpenEdge
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Progress Developer Online Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Progress Developer Online Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Progress Developer Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Progress Developer Online Test?

The Progress Developer Online Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Compile and execute Progress OpenEdge programs efficiently
  • Navigate and work with ChUI projects effectively
  • Utilize the Browse Widget to display and manipulate data
  • Implement Progress Lock application to handle concurrent processing

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Progress Developer Online Test?

  • Compile and Run-time Execution

    This skill involves understanding the process of converting source code into executable code and executing it on a computer system. It is important to measure this skill in the test as it assesses the candidate's ability to write error-free code and troubleshoot runtime issues.

  • ChUI projects

    In this skill, candidates should be familiar with creating character-based user interface projects using Progress Developer Studio. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to design and develop user-friendly command line applications.

  • Browse Widget

    The Browse Widget is a graphical user interface element used for displaying and interacting with tabular data in Progress applications. Measuring this skill in the test helps to assess the candidate's proficiency in creating and manipulating browse widgets as part of the user interface design.

  • Progress Lock application

    Progress Lock is a feature in Progress applications that provides a simple and efficient way to implement mutual exclusion and synchronization among multiple processes. Testing this skill helps evaluate the candidate's understanding of concurrent programming concepts and the ability to implement thread-safe code.

  • OpenEdge debugger tasks

    This skill covers the usage of the OpenEdge debugger for identifying and fixing errors in Progress applications. Measuring this skill in the test assesses the candidate's proficiency in debugging techniques and the understanding of the application's control flow.

  • Scope of frames

    The scope of frames refers to the visibility and accessibility of variables and objects within different frames of a Progress application. Evaluating this skill helps gauge the candidate's understanding of scoping rules and their ability to manage data flow across frames.

  • Frame execution

    Frame execution is the process of executing frames in a predetermined order to achieve specific functionalities in a Progress application. Testing this skill measures the candidate's competency in managing the sequence of frame execution and ensuring the proper flow of control within the application.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Progress Developer Online Test to be based on.

    Compile and Run-time Execution
    ChUI projects
    Browse Widget
    Progress Lock application
    OpenEdge debugger tasks
    Scope of frames
    Frame execution
    Compilation process
    Run-time process
    Event handling in ChUI projects
    Creating UI components in ChUI
    Customizing the browse widget
    Navigating and modifying records in the browse widget
    Using locks in Progress OpenEdge
    Lock types and their purposes
    Implementing record locking
    Breakpoints and watchpoints in the OpenEdge debugger
    Stepping through code in the debugger
    Inspecting variables and data in the debugger
    Understanding frame hierarchy
    Controlling frame execution order
    Handling exceptions and errors in Progress OpenEdge
    Exception handling best practices
    Logging and reporting errors
    Debugging error messages

What roles can I use the Progress Developer Online Test for?

  • Progress Developer
  • OpenEdge Developer

How is the Progress Developer Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Debug and troubleshoot issues using OpenEdge debugger
  • Understand and manage the scope of frames in Progress development
  • Execute frame-specific tasks in OpenEdge debugger
  • Understand and apply Frame execution concepts in Progress development
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Progress Developer Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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