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Discussion on: After you start a new job as a software developer/engineer, how long it took before you feel you are very productive?

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I agree! Especially, if you are stepping into a role where the core software branches out and uses different technologies for integrated pieces. I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all answer. Every code base is different.

I've been at places where I was able to start contributing right away, while others I contributed after a few months and other places where I didn't feel like I made hardcore contributions until about 9 months in. Like you said Michael, getting familiar with the product is an essential piece in understanding the code base.