First Ever Bubble Assessment (Hard)

Hey Everyone!

We have launched the first ever bubble assessment! Use this to see if you are really a Bubble expert and challenge your skills. We will start charging for it the end of next week but for this week and the beginning of next week, we just want feedback on the questions. We will give 1 year certifications out if you receive a 95% or higher. Good luck! Bubble Assessment

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Were the questions generated by some AI process as they are so bizarre?


@nick11 I hope my feedback can assist in improving the survey.

I’m not sure what the answer is.

I wouldn’t ask what elements, because a Slug is not an element, but is a data field, and is something used in navigation, so from that, I believe none of the answer choices are correct, since both a button and a navigation bar could be considered an element in theory. Maybe better word it to ask “What visual elements are used to navigate”.

I used repeating groups primarily to show a list of things, but I also reuse the repeating group to display a single datapoint when a user selects a single entry. I often have a repeating group with list of information, then a searchbox the user can use to search for by name a specific entry, and upon selection the repeating group displays the single data point selected from the searchbox element.

Need an all of the above for this one, if there were to be a correct answer in my opinion.

In my experience it is a lot more than that…like subscribing on a monthly basis, testing it in the app and assessing whether it works as advertised, and whether it fits your use case. And more than that…

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There are performance reasons as well like when using a repeating group and having elements inside.

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I’m in the process of translating an entire app. There are more ways than what is listed. URL parameters is one, but in my app, I don’t even use that as I use some of the methods Bubble mentions in the Bubble Manual, but as well I make use of attributes in option sets, conditionals, and even data fields.

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Would an API configuration be considered custom code if it doesn’t need JSON formatting?

To do this effectively in my app, I need to use a plugin to compress the images, as well as setting a size limit. I also do things to my database structure to maximize performance for searches of data types that have a lot of images associated.

An image and a .png file are files just like .pdf is a file, it is just a different file type, which is why we can use a file uploader to upload an image file.

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Maybe change the question to ask when would a popup not be appropriate. The reason being is that I could use a popup for all of those reasons, but that doesn’t mean I will as there are other options dependent on your UX and UI design for the app.

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None of these answers are correct. The only correct answer would be when the developer will pay for the developer license and not abuse the template marketplace policies.

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I personally wouldn’t put trivia questions into the mix.

I personally don’t see this question as evidencing a developer’s understanding of when and how to use custom events effectively.

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Same as previous, this doesn’t get to the evidence that a developer understands a custom trigger.

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This question sounds more like a complaint about the feature.

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Suppose I need some more time learning the platform :laughing:


The best certifications are and will always be project portfolio and references…


Hey @lindsay_knowcode no i created them all manually. Went through the bubble manual and crafted questions and answers for each item

Hey @boston85719 ! This is amazing feedback thank you. The purpose here is to make something that will set the bar high for all the junior devs coming out of different bootcamps and masterclasses. It will also help bubble devs who have been using it for awhile (I started in 2017) show our skills. I will rework all the questions based on your feedback. Would love to schedule a quick virtual coffee with you!

@redvivi yes there are tons of bootcamps and ways to create a portfolio. But it doesn’t mean you know everything about the platform. Standardized testing is important and used regularly in the IT world. Just think of Toptal. I have been using since 2017 and even I learned a bunch of things from creating this assessment haha

Knowing a car owner’s manual by heart does not mean you know how to drive nor makes you a Formula 1 driver.

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Look at you using emojis!!! :rofl:

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If you want another data point (and my apologies in advance because it’s a not-so-positive opinion), I tapped out after the first 20 questions or so, and if I had paid to take that assessment, I would have demanded a refund.

Sorry, but the questions are, at best (as Lindsay said), bizarre, and, at worst, they don’t even begin to assess whether or not someone is competent/proficient when it comes to building functional/performant applications with Bubble. I think one of Boston’s comments used the right word when it comes to summing the whole thing up for me… it felt like I had entered a Bubble trivia contest, and then it was making me mad because some of the questions were essentially unanswerable. When you say you are going to rework the questions based on Boston’s feedback, I hope that means you are going to rethink them from the ground up because in its current form, it shouldn’t be called an assessment.

Again, sorry for the negative feedback here, but hey, you asked in a public forum. :slight_smile: On a more positive note, if you think my 4.5 years of experience using the Bubble platform combined with the absolutely absurd amount of time I have spent in the forum over the years (which I believe gives me a leg up on understanding what folks really struggle with when it comes to using Bubble) could be useful to you in reworking your assessment, I would be happy to chat. If not, no worries at all, and I wish you the best of luck with your project.



Very true! Ideally i would like to make the assessment more interactive so they can show that they have read the manual and have experience driving.

Yes!! Hey no hard feelings. Critical feedback is necessary to create anything worth while. I have people on my team who are literally there to shred things that i create haha Let’s have a virtual coffee @mikeloc

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Hi @nick11 :wave:
This is my score
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Some of the options seems illogical to me.
Also there are some questions where it is possible to have multiple answers.
Well, Thanks for the assessment, I like it :+1:

No disrespect to Nick11, but anything like this where there’s an assessment of skills leading to certification should come from Bubble themselves otherwise it just doesn’t have the credibility it needs to make it worth paying for. Sorry to be negative but I wouldn’t pay for a skills assessment from a 3rd party.



Hi @boston85719 :wave:
Thanks for the detail Feedback…
if you have sometime
I just want your opinion regarding million labs agency certification (it’s one of the top Agency in UK)
But their questions seems quite challenging to me :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks :+1:

hey @gazinhio and @mikeloc and @mdburhan3 @boston85719. I talked with my team. We are going to rework the questions from the ground up. Would love some people to help us make it great. One thing that may not have been explained is that the questions were framed so the user “chooses the best answer”. This is why there are several answers that are in fact right but the goal is to pick the best answer. We structured the questions based on the most important bubble features. If there are questions or topics we should create more scenarios/problems for that would be greatly appreciated :slight_smile:


I am making a concerted effort to do so :grin:

It is kind of like ensuring I enunciate my words properly :speaking_head:

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Love it :smiley:

Highest score (besides mine) is a 41! Only one person has scored at or above 40. I am currently reworking all the questions and answers. Stay tuned for V2!

Hi @nick11
I think its me :wink:

Eagerly waiting for your V2

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