Saturday November 28, 2015

Microsoft’s New Development Workflow Begins To Show Cracks

Perhaps this is why many have complained of Windows 10 feeling so beta and not fully finished.

Prior to his implementation of a streamlined operation to help ship code faster, there was roughly a one-to-one relationship between developers and those who test the code for stability and bugs. After the layoffs, which gutted a significant portion of the employees who were in the testing group, management pushed down the idea that developers should be fully responsible for their own code. This, in itself, is not a crazy idea, but the transition to this methodology is starting to show its weakness in the products that Microsoft has been shipping since the release of Windows 10.

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