This developer created the fake programming language MOVA to catch out naughty recruiters

Found on The Register on Thursday, 25 March 2021
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MOVA was intended to be vaporware. Its reason for being, back during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, was to weed out recruiters and job applicants, who were overabundant at the time.

"We got a couple [people who mentioned MOVA]," said Holden. "It wasn't necessarily in writing. Sometimes a headhunter or candidate would mention it. They'd say they dabbled in MOVA but I didn't know it that well."

They shuld have asked for a "Hello World" example in MOVA.