I like C# and .NET a lot more than that JavaScript toy but, hey, I worked at Microsoft for half of 1989–2009 in six different gigs, both FTE and CSG and I watched the greatness dry up like a shallow puddle in the tropical sun.

In 1989 the place was crackling with genius. They hired bright people and did everything possible to let them concentrate. Now they don’t care about brightness, they hire obedience. The developers I worked with in my last year there were frighteningly mediocre, passionate about following team standards and completely clueless about writing software.

“Why are you calling a class factory to instantiate a new object every time the user does a keystroke?”

“(sniff) that’s the way we work on this team

There must be some bright people somewhere because whoever came up with Entity Framework was pretty good. But everyone I worked with was a lickspittle.

And if they’re borrowing nomenclature from that agile horseshit that is not a good sign at all.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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