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____/ Jerry McBride on Friday 23 January 2009 22:30 : \____
> I've seen and heard anecdotal stories of "off shored" projects that are
> nothing but total trash when the project gets submitted to testing and then
> production. It's either a a break down in communication or the off shore
> programmers simply don't know what they are doing. The fact the Microsoft
> put their eggs into the "off shore" basket is about as stupid as stupid
> gets. VISTA is a failed experiment of CHEAP labor producing a what was
> hoped to be a world class piece of software... What were the numbers? 5
> years and how many billions of dollars and what did they get... VISTA.
> I hope they learned a lesson.
IIRC, only about 200 developers* worked on the core of Vista (compare that
to /far/ more Linux developers). I can't recall if Vista development was done
mainly in India, but Vista 7 is developed primarily in India.
* Approximately 1000 developers work on Office, for the sake of comparison.
~~ Best of wishes
everytime you say things like this i just think of that cult of people
who send around .doc files. i dont want to communicate with people who
talk in .doc format, but they do not wish to use something else, so
they discredit those without word. --Ed, c.o.l.a.
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