So, how’s it been so far? Well, I found C# very easy to work with – the second script I wrote involved executing C# expressions on the fly (together with caching and code preprocessing). And guess what? It worked on my second run! Yeah, I’m that good. 😀 Seriously though, C# is a very modern language with a strong set of pre-built libraries and functionality. This means that a new developer only needs to be familiar with the syntax and know how to look things up in the docs… easy!
As part of my new job, I currently have to work a lot with SQL (MS and Oracle). Admittedly, this is not an area I like but on the bright side I get the opportunity to fill this knowledge gap. Oh, and I’m currently using this awesome tool from MS known as BIDS/SSIS – it basically makes database migration really easy.