My first meeting went well. There was a good informal vibe in the place. Plus the technology is looking interesting. The thing I’m most looking forward to is a solid testing team. I’m hesitant about the RUP though.
While I’m a developer and I’m meant to hate testers, I’d much rather they find my bugs during testing than a customer find them while in production. I quite like my weekends and I don’t like the idea of being called in to fix something that testing could have found.
I can appreciate the need for order and structure in a development team, my only concern with the RUP is that it’s often considered “process for process’s sake”. Thankfully the tech lead seems to think similarly to me about the whole thing so it probably won’t be too bad.