How to Build Good Software? Welcome newcomers

Some companies do it naturally, some really don’t. In small companies, it is almost natural, people will make a newcomer productive very quickly. In a big company it’s not the same game.

Some important points are:

Some big companies have it right. I remember my internship at IBM Germany, where on the first day I had a box waiting for me with computer inside, that I had to unpack and install (with OS/2) for my use. I think this is the best way for developers/tech people. And then they recommended excellent reading on the subject I would be working on. It’s not that difficult.

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