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There are good professionals in India, I don't discuss that. But in my experience, they are the minority.
If you are not 100% sure... don't do it.
If you do it because they are cheaper, don't forget that if you pay peanuts, you will only get monkeys.
Just some additional aspects...
different horary: Difficult to get live meetings.
different philosophy: Just look here in CP, 90% of the plagiarism come from a group of countries (including india)
different quality: (as I said, there are a lot of really good professionals, but relationally, they are a low %)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Just mention that you would also like to visit them to better understand how they can help you and
get the address,further just do a google earth search on them and see if they are located in a proper
office space, there are usually "techno parks" that provide sorta infrastructure and office space.
Check if they have the resources or the capability to do what they are saying and can produce
the expected results.Also their mode of delivery and demo of sample projects or case studies etc.
You can further ask/insistent for three client reference in the US and client contact persons
you can call and ask about their performance and delivery.Also you can ask for updated resumes of the
developers in their company and do fact checking.
Usually the sales guy may not know much technical stuff so he would say ya we can do that
and this , you can even say you would like to set up a interview with their delivery team
and try to understand how they would architecture a solution for you based on on a sample RFP
and how many months it would take them and what is the deployment model...etc...you can
get a judgement from the responses and conclude
"Progress doesn't come from early risers – progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things." Lazarus Long
I am sure there's awesome people in India. Certainly some of the best programmers I've known have been from there. But if you do small time outsourcing, there isn't enough money in it for you to know what you're getting. My experience of outsourcing to India has always been a nightmare
Yes they are located in a business park, located in a football stadium which I find strange.
I feel like I'm talking to 2 brokers, that are not real programmers.
They have 5 star ratings and their not cheap.
I'll do the US customer reference first.
If it ain't broke don't fix it
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He was one of my all-time favorite comedians. The work he did on the Carol Burnet Show[^] was absolutely fantastic. Any time he was teamed up with Harvey Korman it was hilarious.
So many funny skits. He was one of the great ones.
Indeed. I saw an interview once with Carol. She said working with Tim was great fun, but filming the sketches got to be a problem. He would ad-lib something and the sketch would go over time. Finally they broke down and would film two versions of sketches with him: one straight, and a second where he could cut loose at will. More often than not, they went with the second one.