I just finished my first week at my new job. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot to tell about the differences in development experience at this point, because I haven’t gotten the development environment totally set up yet. I thought we were there at the end of Thursday, but Friday we found out that my machine wouldn’t display the ActiveReports designer correctly, no matter what we tried. So I’m going to have to go through the whole setup process again (not to mention reinstall all my pet tools like VIM) on another machine. Looking forward to actually being productive sometime next week.
The first day was mostly signing stuff and meeting everyone. There are about 50 or so developers, contrary to what I may have told people earlier. Enough that it will still take me a while to remember everyone’s names. One thing that was kind of disappointing that I discovered was that I’m not allowed to do paid consulting work outside my job, since this would be a conflict of interests with my employer. I can still do things for free, though, so I can help out whatever church I end up attending.
That’s it for now, I suppose. I’ll post again when I have a better picture of what the development experience is going to be like