Microsoft now has Achievements for...Developers

Taking the notion of institutionalised rewards maybe a little bit too far, Microsoft has begun awarding achievements to developers.

Earlier today the company unveiled a beta plug-in for the Microsoft's Visual Studio development environment, which offers 32 achievements for developers based on how well they're coding. There are even leaderboards, and the achievements can be linked to a Facebook page.

Visual Studio Achievements Program Brings Gamification to Development [Microsoft]