We are constantly updating HackerRank for Work with new improvements and fixes. Here is a summary of customer-facing updates we have made from Jul 7th, 2021 to Sep 28th, 2021.
Developer Skills Platform
Node Upgrade: v8 to v14 for projects questions
Node.js has become incredibly popular for both web and mobile application development. All new React, Angular and Node questions that are created on the HackerRank platform will be on NodeJS v14.17.4 (which comes with npm v6.14.14 and yarn v1.22.11). The OS is also upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 16.
New questions created on the node version will be available for both Screen and Interviews.
Note: HackerRank library questions will be upgraded to node 14 in the coming months. HackerRank will also provide an in-product guided workflow for customers to upgrade their questions to the latest node version.
PHP, PHP CodeIgniter, PHP Laravel and PHP Symfony stacks added in Back-end Projects question type
Back-end Projects(Container-based real-world challenges) questions now have dedicated environment support for PHP, PHP CodeIgniter, PHP Laravel and PHP Symfony
These stacks come with the auto-complete, syntax highlighting LSP capabilities and debugger for PHP. PHP stacks are also on Ubuntu 20.04 OS version.
Enhanced Post-Interview Reports Experience
The Interview Reports have been upgraded to a fresh and feature-rich user experience to replay and understand the interview easily. We have also integrated the Interviewer Scorecard with in-built privacy to protect the feedback of interviewers and reduce bias.
Know more about it here.
The new onboarding page assists interviewers to select their choice of the interview before they begin.
Interview Templates are shared by default
Interview templates will be shared by default. Users can change the template to a private one if needed.
Clickable link while creating new interview link
The users can now directly click on the link and hop into the interview after creating the link.
Collaborate in Projects-based Interviews
Project (Front-end, Back-end and Full-Stack) questions in Interviews allow interviewers to collaborate with the candidate in real-time within the IDE.
- Interviewers can now access the IDE and collaborate in the same files as the candidate.
- This eliminates the need for the candidate to share their screen during the interview
- With screen share removed, the interview session will consume lower bandwidth and ensure a smoother experience even on lower bandwidth networks.
Learn more about it here.
Core Enterprise Capabilities
Bulk Lock & Remove Users
Company administrators are now able to lock and remove a set of users, instead of needing to lock each user one-by-one. In the “Users tab” of Teams Management, administrators can now select the checkboxes associated with each user who needs to be locked and click “Lock & Remove” in the action bar above. Then, the administrator will select an active user to become the new owner of all the questions, tests, interviews, once the set of users are locked. This user selection can be up to 50 users at one time on one page.
Companies with More than 100 Teams will No Longer Experience Time Out Errors
Companies with more than 100 teams set up were experiencing some error messages when trying to make updates in Teams Management, e.g. updating a team name. We have addressed this issue and these error messages should no longer be visible.
119 New Cybersecurity Questions Launched
HackerRank recognizes the need to effectively screen candidates in this growing field. We have launched testing for two new cybersecurity roles. Within these roles, we support five new skills.
There are 20 new DevOps Kubernetes challenges, 14 new capture-the-flag (CTFs) challenges and 85 new multiple-choice questions.
- Cloud Security Engineer
- Cybersecurity Engineer
More updates to Library Content
Questions and solutions are often leaked online over time and many become stale. To combat this, we have a continuous process of question creation to replace them. Today, we launched 25 new problem solving hands-on questions, 4 new REST API hands-on questions, 50 new data structures and algorithms multiple-choice questions, and 60 new Aptitude questions.
In response to our customer requests, we have added a new set of questions to test candidates’ aptitude in various subjects. Topics include algebra, combinatorics, logical reasoning (logic puzzles), and probability, among others. Select the ‘Aptitude’ skill on the library search screen to see these questions. View these questions here.