Well, I’m sitting at my desk on the first day of my new gig. This is definitely the biggest company I’ve ever worked for, and the red tape is everything I expected and more. I’m lucky that I even have web access (I didn’t until about 3:00 when I found out a way around the proxy…thanks Firefox!). I can’t install any dev tools or do any development on my machine either. The IT folks negleted to give me admin access to the Windoze box that I have to use, and I’m currently waiting for that to be resolved.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad. The good news is, I have a much better idea about what I’m going to be doing, and I think it’s going to be fun. The guys I’m working with are also pretty cool, so that kind of overshadows the big corporation stuff. I’m just anxious to get coding, and the red tape is frustrating. Oh, watching a storm roll in from my downtown window is also pretty cool. You’ll forgive my excitement as I haven’t had a window in my office in quite a while.
Anyway, more to come about the new job and the new living arrangements later. I’ll also be posting about my experience developing a new Spring web app from scratch (my current personal project). All I’ll say now is that the experience is very rewarding, and the Spring framework positively rocks!