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After an whirlwind start in Week 1, week 2 gave me a welcome chance to find out more about the ideas that had gone flying past, wrangle with Git, and get more hands on experience working with Endjin’s codebase. Alongside this was a dive into the deep end of client virtualisation project, as I sat […]

Apprenticeship Day 5

by Alice Waddicor

The last day of week one, and I was “putting the tea bag in the cereal bowl tired”. However, this was the best day of a very good week. The commuting part of the day was spent reading up on asynchronous methods in .NET 4.5, making sense of the all-pervasive ‘async’ and ‘await’ keywords and […]

Apprenticeship Day 4

by Alice Waddicor

Code Review Day 4 began with a code review lead by Mike. The aim of the session was to come up with a plan for re-factoring Endjin’s membership framework for user authentication and authorisation. The library uses Users, Groups, Roles and Permissions to provide Role-based access management, which offers granular control over the tools and […]

Apprenticeship Day 3

by Alice Waddicor

On day 3, I got to put the previous days’ learning into practice, as I tried implementing Atom functionality in Vellum, Endjin’s Azure-based Content Management System. This happened under the watchful eye of Matthew, who guided me through the process remotely through a combination of Skype and TeamViewer. This worked remarkably well – via TeamViewer […]

Apprenticeship Day 2

by Alice Waddicor

Day 2 began with a look at the commercial side of the business. Howard explained that Endjin’s philosophy is to make sure that everyone – whatever their level or role – understands how the business operates, and applies this knowledge to their every day activities. We talked about the importance of accurate project scoping, time […]

Apprenticeship Day 1

by Alice Waddicor

From the day when a tweet set me reading about Endjin’s approach to apprenticeships, I knew this role was something different from the usual junior developer positions. The website described a structured three year training programme, benefitting from the hard-won expertise of industry veterans – exactly what I was looking for to bridge the gap […]