Code And Cocktails

What I Learned During My First Week.

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The past week was my first week at the new job. I learned a few things:

  • I learned how good pair programming can be. (But I worry I hogged the keyboard)
  • I learned a bunch of IntelliJ features/keystrokes.
  • I learned the beginnings of Java vs. Groovy.
  • I learned the power and the pain of “magic”.
  • I learned that working hard and going home at 5 without feeling guilty is great (and also actually taking lunch too).
  • I learned that having lunch with the team is really nice.
  • I learned that there is such a thing as a good retro meeting
  • I learned that pairing is a great way to be productive on the first day on the job.
  • I learned that knowing the programming language isn’t really that important at the start of the job.