What do scrum or agile contribute to software development? In my experience their contribution is entirely negative, what the neologists call an "anti-pattern." (spits).

TDD is self-evidently moronic; agile/scrum (let's stop pretending they're different things) has a pretense of adding structure to the process but it ends up being a pretext for

1) lots and lots of extra meetings, which are interruptions

2) increasing deadline pressures as a pretext to keep people working 60-80 hour weeks. What else is a "sprint" for? It's not like we didn't divide up projects into milestones before.

I don't work onsite anymore. This is bullshit.

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

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