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By alashcraft
via jphamilton.net
Published: Jan 19 2009 / 14:47

Note: This is not an elitist rant. It used to be that I would go off into a blistering rant whenever I heard anyone talking about offshore development. The mere idea that a group of people half way around the world could not only do a better job than me, but do it cheaper, was sheer nonsense. Not only that, I found the idea offensive, repulsive, repugnant, disgusting, and really just plain obtuse. Not so much anymore.
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zynasis replied ago:

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so your point is... there are crap coders everywhere, why not just use outsourced crap instead of local crap

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aj16780 replied ago:

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"Note: This is not an elitist rant."

"Now, before I leave, I will say that I fervently believe that me and three other hand-picked devs would wipe the floor with your 15-man offshore team. I have no doubts about that at all. Hands down. It wouldn’t even really be a contest as much as it would be a brutal beating."

So, a .NET developer with 3 years of experience (according to LinkedIn) thinks he is so much better than the rest of the world. What a great article.

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zynasis replied ago:

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that's a very nieve response.
years of experience cannot be used to determine a quality developer...

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zynasis replied ago:

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i think a cruitial point was missed. and that is alot of development work/projects only suceeds because of a "hero" or "champion" dev amongst the ranks of crap coders.
how a hero dev is garenteed (or even given motivation to exist) within a offshored dev team, is beyond me...

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