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The first days of the first internship

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Well, 'slashes nudged me to blog about it, so here goes!


Monday i started off, we were with a group of 6 students who would be doing their internship there. We got introduced by the managers of three departments. There would be three assignments, all of them being building test units for that particular department's part of the application. After picking pairs and assignments, we got a little tour around the building.

It's a professional looking, very well lit(lots of windows) building, with LOTS of coffee machines(free, by the way, WOO!).

Anyway, we spent the first three days on a 'course' getting to learn the application they are still working on. (It's like a desktop, but it only requires a browser, it's pretty damn awesome).


And now, me and my student collegae are working at the department where our assignment is, it's a quite large office, with nice peoples, and a coffee machine just outside the door. Daily there is a SCRUM meeting(get together, and everyone tells shortly what he has done, and what he will do, and if there any trouble). Also, we usually converse in english there, though it's a dutch company! We have someone on our department who is from the Indian branch of the company, and is still trying to learn dutch.. we're having lots of fun, plus i get to practice my english speaking some more =)


The building is located somewhere near a town, and in a small rural area. There is a castle like thing right next to it, (also owned by the company's owner), that's where we lunch every midday, fresh bread, lots of spreads, cheese, ham, other kinds of meat, yoghurt, milk, soup, etc. Anyway, t'makes for a great lunch


As for the assignment, it's pretty tough. For the tests, we use a technology that's new for the company(soapUI, if you're interested), the tests need to reach 80% coverage of code, and there are a lot of situations that need testing.. so, now the first 2 weeks we'll be spending on analyzing the system, and possible testing cases, and then we'll get working on a plan and get this thing rollin'!


And as for how i like it: so far, i like it! Grabbin' a big cuppa'coffee when arriving, and gettin' to work! T'is fun to finally do some work that actually interests me!




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