writes "After the departure of my former boss, I have just been promoted from programmer to IT Manger at my company. Because we have such a small team (9 members), this leaves us a programmer down. Normally, I would simply post the job online, but a different member of my team is interested in switching from being a technician to being a programmer. The only problem is, I have no idea if they are capable. Sure he has a CS degree, but it is from 10 years ago and a degree is not a guarantee that he can keep with the times. Does anyone here have a way I can test this employee (taking less than 2 weeks to do so)? Any ideas are great and if it helps we mainly use HTML, PHP, JS, jQuery and MSSQL"