An Always On discussion thread. Hold on to your IDEs, American programers: the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. And the Chinese. And the Indians. And the Irish. I wrote:
If you can move work to the next building because of IM, email, file sharing, SCM, etc., you can move it a thousand miles.
well the death of the american programmer is old news…. there are even a few books on it, now the real question is whether the death is due to cheap labor overseas or some other reason, my current idea is that the scientization and professionalization of the programmer has lead to the demise of precisely the type of programmer that makes a business successful, and allows for the rise of the type of programmer that programs as a profession, as a job, for money alone….. and that led to higher pay scales, etc. which then has the effect of making cost effective choices to 'train' foreign programmers to have the same outcome… rant rant.