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This page is about the skill Functional Programming, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Functional Programming skill covers the core concepts of development utilizing functional programming languages such as Haskell, Clojure, Erlang, Elixir, etc without delving into language specifics.

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What types of things are included in the Functional Programming skill?

The Functional Programming skill assesses knowledge of topics like Map, Filter & Reduce, Functions, Higher Order Functions & Closures and Recursion.

Which types of roles require good Functional Programming skills?

Functional Programming is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Functional Software Engineer, Closure Developer & Elixir Engineer.

Why should we test someone’s Functional Programming skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Functional Programming well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Functional Programming skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Functional Programming skill in?

Functional Programming can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test & Free Response test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.

Can I add my own Functional Programming questions?

Yes, you can add your own Functional Programming questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Functional Programming skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the Functional Programming skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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