I’m now about five weeks into my new job, working as a front end developer at a startup in Newton called appScatter. So far, I’m liking it a lot.
I really like working with the guys I’m working with. Rami is warm and friendly, knowledgeable, and laughs easily. Mike is smart and enthusiastic and very positive; his style is to encourage rather than enforce. Mark is even newer than I am, and I’m still getting to know him, but he dove right; he’s enthusiastic and inquisitive.
The other adjustment I’ve had to make is not having access to the server or the database to help myself on the client side. In ColdFusion, the basic generation of the page is done on the server, usually by
cfoutputting a query, often one I wrote myself. Now, I’m making web service calls, getting the data, placing the data in Angular’s model layer, and letting it handle the display.
The commute is shorter than the commute to Rhode Island, by about 20 – 40 minutes each way. About the only thing I miss are the people and my sunset rides along the East Bay Bike path.