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Old 16 January 2013, 11:33 AM
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Many times its not possible to do the work without accessing the company network. You have data that you need, source code and infrastructure like databases etc. if he had to send everything to the offshore developer, he would be spending all day copying stuff

I don't think this is real though. A big part of a developers job is communication, especially if s/he is a star onshore developer. The raw coding by itself is probably half the work. Also, to be able to communicate effectively, he will have to understand issues himself, so he would have to spend time talking to his developer offshore. Our leads usually have 3 offshore developers under them, and they spend 40% of their time talking to offshore developers, 30% talking to onshore and 30% coding
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