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    How much time is required to get “up-to-speed” at a new programming job?

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    by stevenc49 ·

    Hi,

    I’m just wondering how much time is required to get “up to speed” at a new company.

    I believe the answer is dependent on the amount of experience the individual has so let’s assume with experience building some fairly simple apps in school but no previous work experience working as a software developer.

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    • #2462007

      Clarifications

      by stevenc49 ·

      In reply to How much time is required to get “up-to-speed” at a new programming job?

      Clarifications

    • #2462002

      It depends on the task in hand..And which kind of code.

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to How much time is required to get “up-to-speed” at a new programming job?

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

      • #2461987

        More details

        by stevenc49 ·

        In reply to It depends on the task in hand..And which kind of code.

        The job title is “software developer” but I believe titles mean very little and are rarely completely relevant.

        Code-wise, the web app that we are building is based on the Spring MVC Framework, something that I have no experience in before I started and this web app seems to have hundreds of files compared to about a dozen files that I am used to in school projects.

        The tasks are anything from bug-fixing to adding in new features.

        Any advice / time-estimates?

        Thanks in advance.

        • #2461917

          How long is a piece of string?

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to More details

          What is meant by that is, how fast are you willing to learn?. Get cracking (no pun intended) and start learning everything you can on the task in hand. Different people have different speeds of learning, some fast and they can latch on to it without the books, some need a guiding hand and lots of books for info. Me i like to try both, i have books as a backup for my info.

          Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

        • #2562667

          Get “Spring in Action”

          by kovachevg ·

          In reply to More details

          Get “Spring in Action” and read the first four chapters. It will be sufficient for 90% of the work you will do in Spring. Read on for the more advanced features.

          Get “Eclipse Web Tools Platform – developing Java Applications”. Read and do all the examples from the first 6 chapters. Eclipse is a must and there are many tool features you probably don’t know about. The book is very informative and lets cut through the fog of Java development quickly.

          Good Luck

    • #2462001

      It’ll also depend on your Job Title.

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to How much time is required to get “up-to-speed” at a new programming job?

      Given this level of experience I would imagine it to be a Trainee Post.

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