Today, I was reading the well known http://www.codinghorror.com. It has a interesting topic “Can You Really Rent a Coder?“. It is interesting for few reasons which I discuss later. But I feel that is biased or incomplete part. Maybe I am wrong but I will try to put things better here. Hope I don’t get biased.
1) Do you really need to rent a coder?
Answer: Yes, you do. If not how can you get a software done. Every house doesn’t have a borned programmer. Every business cannot afford a full time programmer? So one does need to hire a coder.
2) Does we need a market place for coders?
Answer: Yes, don’t you go to computer hardware market place or don’t you go to vegetable market place? So why not this service?
3) So do we need online market place?
Answer: So why you need to build a web project, if you don’t want to go on internet? We need everything be done on internet then why not coder market place, when they are the person who develop other market place online?
4) So does this mean these sites are good to have?
Answer: This is tricky to say!!! You caught me. These sites are good and bad, depends how much good judgement you do.
So above question and answer are just a shortest method i can think of to tell why we need Online Coder hiring website. However they doesn’t put light why CodingHorror.com oppose such thing. Let me discuss that below, once I define the interesting part of Jeff Atwood’s blog entry.
Jeff and other such blogs i read point the efforts one need to do in order to get their project done. But doesn’t that part is true for local developers? so what harm is in it if you do for offshore project? The other thing that interest me is that offshore project and busines has create lot of buzz in US and CA, and unfortunately those who oppose such website are from that reason for obvious reason that they need to compete other developer from around the world.
I will put the reason why you shouldn’t and why you should use such website in few days. But it is going to be interesting for all.