Re: any new MCADs or MCSDs hired recently?

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Kline Sphere, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Kline Sphere

    Kline Sphere Guest

    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
    side.

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

    >tommylee <> wrote in message news:<>...
    >> 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 sourceā€¦ (but that's not the topic
    >here).
    >
    >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
    >coders...
    >
    >Deacon
    Kline Sphere, Jun 28, 2003
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