The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent
my employer's view in anyway.
I’ve had one full week with my new employer, ARANZ Medical. So far so good. Compared to many 1st week’s I’ve had (and there have been a few of them!) it went surprising smoothly and I felt useful from day 1. My orientation lasted about 2 hours then I was into finding my way around the development environment and code base, then some bug fixes. A bit of ASP.Net web forms, some Silverlight and some Windows Mobile. By Friday I was creating new features and I’m in the process of reimplementation of an installer using WIX.
I’ve also had a week to compare the differences between a service company and a product company. Firstly the advantages.
There are a couple of specific advantages in my particular situation:
There are of course disadvantages to a product company when compared to a services company:
That is my impression after one week. It will be interesting to see what else pops up after a few more.