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Re: any new MCADs or MCSDs hired recently?

Kline Sphere
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Well put.

>In order to be a "Developer" you have to understand the business you
>are automating, you have to have experience.

Unfortunately the dot com boom generated a torrent of unskilled IT
people. Fortunately, many of those have died, or are dying, by the way

On 27 Jun 2003 20:11:35 -0700, Removed) (IntelexIT) wrote:

>tommylee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
>> I agree. The reason that companies are out sourcing their projects to
>> countries like India,China is that the capable software developers in US
>> is depleting. Microsoft is investing millions of dollars in those
>> countries because she sees a lot of potential there.

>I disagree with this completely... MS is investing because they are
>hedging their bet against open source… (but that's not the topic
>I believe we in the US are going through yet another "growth period"
>in IT just as the previous poster noted, through the 80's and 90's (I
>was around back then as well). Our industry needs to learn something
>that they simply haven't yet.
>In order to be a "Developer" you have to understand the business you
>are automating, you have to have experience.
>Unfortunately the $10.00 per hour coders over in India are looking
>really attractive to those setting budgets right now. So what happens?
>The people on this side who know very little about real software
>development are demanding cost cutting to compete with their
>competitors who are doing the same thing! It's a vicious circle. These
>people seriously think a programmer is a programmer is a programmer.
>It's like fixing a car to them, there's only one way to do it. We all
>know that's WRONG! There's the right way (which is a combination of
>art and science), the kluge way (which is the old "At least it works!"
>way) and the wrong way.
>I believe our industry WILL change but it is not dead. More and more
>demand will be made for "Specification Writers" and "Project
>Architects" to develop the specs to be shipped over seas and be a face
>for the clients to actually see. Ultimately I believe businesses will
>come back to the old stand-by of "In the long run, quality is better
>that Quantity every day" and "I'll take one experienced individual
>over eight inexperienced every day". I'm betting on another 6 months
>before we see an obvious change in direction.
>Please don't get me wrong, of course there are folks in India that
>know our business, but it is a very very small percentage of their

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