Struggles of new college graduates in their first software development job

  title={Struggles of new college graduates in their first software development job},
  author={Andrew Begel and Beth Simon},
How do new college graduates experience their first software development jobs? In what ways are they prepared by their educational experiences, and in what ways do they struggle to be productive in their new positions? We report on a "fly-on-the-wall" observational study of eight recent college graduates in their first six months of a software development position at Microsoft Corporation. After a total of 85 hours of on-the-job observation, we report on the common abilities evidenced by new… CONTINUE READING
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