I have recently interviewed twice with a company both interviews seemed to go well. It was for a software development role, but I wasn't asked any technical questions or asked to prove my ability to write code. Granted I have code available on my GitHub account and other projects online, but I've never had an interview where I've not been asked generic coding questions be it about algorithms, design patterns or otherwise.
There were lengthy technical discussions, but personally it feels a little bit odd not to be challenged on what I'd be doing day in day out.
I'm curious to see what other people think about this. Namely people who are part of the hiring process
EDIT - question to employer
It's a question I've put forward to them. I have asked how they know I'm technically suitable for the position and also if the interview process has been the same for previous candidates as well. I'll update again with the response when I hear back.
EDIT - answer from employer
Got a response, they had looked at examples of my work on GitHub and live projects that are up online, combined with my commercial experience prior to interviewing. If a candidate doesn't have examples of work available they'd be reluctant to continue with them.