Reply to post: Re: @ deive Know what you are

Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare

bombastic bob Silver badge

Re: @ deive Know what you are

"Unfortunately the coding is in house."

yeah I can imagine what the 'Halls of Redmond' are REALLY like, these days:

a) many employees in the break room a good part of the day, because game consoles and ping pong and foosball are SO important to a company's work environment these days...

b) 'sharing in the experience' like a bad 'Marin County' light bulb joke (how many people from Marin County does it take to change a light bulb? 3 - 1 to change the bulb, and 2 to 'share in the experience')

c) agile/scrum 90% of the time, actual work 10% of the time

d) bureaucracy the size of MOUNTAINS, dwarfing the ones around Seattle even

e) junior coders given as much design decisionmaking (or possibly MORE) as senior coders [this is obvious when you look at the diferences between 7, 8, and 10, and how it went DOWN HILL so fast]

f) senior coders retiring and taking their stock options NOW, while the gettin's still good.

g) no need to QA your work, there's the first round of 'windows update' for that.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019