With another exam on the horizon, I'm taking the chance to revisit an old project and in the process learn as much as possible by doing as preparation.
It's been a while, let's talk about what has been occurring at Antelle during our second redesign and the hiatus that has come with it.
As Karl Wiegers said in 2002 and Jeff Atwood echoed 11 years ago in 2006, peer reviews are 'one of the most powerful software quality tools available' and 'are the single biggest thing you can do to improve your code'.
You may have noticed things have changed around the blog and the entire Antelle website. I’m not entirely sure what iteration of it we are on but I’m very happy with how things have turned out.
There are a few things that I’ve worked with since beginning work at Antelle that feel too “big” to describe with any sort of justice. Not unless I could hold your attention for a short novel of a blog post, despite that, I’ll give as abridged a summary as I can.
Moving forward as a single person instead of as a pair is going to change a few things, good and bad. Maybe I won’t have someone on the same track to bounce my crazier ideas off but, if I’m honest, I think the other workers will come to love such a charming personality spouting ridiculous ideas.
This will be my introductory blog post describing my experiences of the first week of training. I’m Joe, one of the new trainees at Antelle. I have just finished sixth form where I studied Maths, Geography and Business Studies, and I am now beginning on the journey of becoming a Software Developer.
Like most plans - very few survive being put into action. Whilst the beginning and end points hopefully remain intact the bits in the middle are usually up for grabs the moment a project starts. The plan with our trainees is I'm pretty sure going to be the same, a moving feast of figuring out what works and what doesn't but we do have a couple of goals we are aiming for.