Thanks to globalization, one can interview for a position at a company from another country without having to go there. This is thanks to tools and applications like Skype where you can hold video conferences from the comfort of your own home. However sometimes there are some interviews that might need to get a bit technical.

For example if you’re interviewing for the position of a programmer and you’re asked to code something on the spot, then previously you might have had to rely on third-party software, or at least until now where Microsoft has announced a new preview feature for Skype in the form of a code editor.

According to Microsoft, “This new preview feature allows you to have a video call on top of a code editor that runs in your Microsoft Edge or Chrome browser (version 32 or above). It only works for browsers set to English. You just need Skype.com—no other apps to download. The built-in code editor supports 7 popular programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby. We have also included built-in syntax highlighting to help prevent syntactic mistakes during an interview.”

Unfortunately it seems that for now this preview feature is only available via Skype.com and not via the main Skype app, so that’s something to take into consideration if you plan to use it.

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