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.