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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.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
GeneralRe: the outsourcing curse strikes again!! Pin
Brad Stiles18-Apr-12 1:31
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RobCroll18-Apr-12 2:13
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:28
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I.explore.code18-Apr-12 7:33
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 9:22
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RobCroll18-Apr-12 14:00
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:08
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R. Giskard Reventlov18-Apr-12 5:22
R. Giskard Reventlov18-Apr-12 5:22 
As a rule of thumb never outsource critical parts of an application. Outsourced teams are there to do the grunt work; keep anything critical in house to be worked on by domain experts.

This is not to say that outsourced developers are any better or worse than onshore developers; it's simply a lot easier to manage an onshore team than one that is thousands of miles away, in a different time zone and with cultural differences that are not always obvious.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair.
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I.explore.code20-Apr-12 10:30
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pafabian20-Apr-12 11:05
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