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.