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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralRe: the outsourcing curse strikes again!! Pin
I.explore.code17-Apr-12 21:57
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Mohibur Rashid18-Apr-12 20:55
professionalMohibur Rashid18-Apr-12 20:55 
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Wes Aday17-Apr-12 16:05
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:22
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Wes Aday18-Apr-12 7:32
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 9:26
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Brad Stiles18-Apr-12 1:31
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RobCroll18-Apr-12 2:13
RobCroll18-Apr-12 2:13 
When you outsource you have to be aware of cultural differences.

In India, close enough is good enough. So when you complain there heads start nodding in typical Indian fashion. They honestly don't understand what the problem is.

Ukrainians don't always deliver what you ask either. There response can be "That stupid, we do it this way". So don't expect them to read between the lines of your SRS.

Chinese it's a communication issue. There language is so different to ours, your request may not translate.

I would never outsource mission critical work to India. The Ukraine is a lot better place to go. China is also good but definitely don't give them the big picture. You may end up funding the development costs of a new competitor.
"You get that on the big jobs."

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I.explore.code18-Apr-12 7:33
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RobCroll18-Apr-12 14:00
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:08
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I.explore.code20-Apr-12 10:30
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SASS_Shooter1-May-12 5:49
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SASS_Shooter1-May-12 5:54
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GeneralI understand that we shouldn't duplicate code, but... Pin
Lutosław16-Apr-12 5:45
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