In this age of globalization, distributed software development doesn’t surprise anyone anymore. But what is surprising is that some of the best-performing teams out there are distributed ones. They are incredibly productive, sometimes beating the co-located teams of their competitors in this regard. With all the challenges of distributed software development, what does a distributed team have that makes it more effective?
As the home to Apple and Microsoft, the United States are quite expectedly at the forefront of software development. But where are most American software engineers located and where are they paid best? An infographic by Lucidworks, based on IT statistics from Bureau of Labor Statistics, answers the questions well.
Hundreds of companies these days hire .Net developers offshore.
Rates that are often twice lower and a sufficient level of expertise – a remote .Net developer sounds like the optimal solution. The problem with offshore .Net development though is that it’s even more difficult to manage a project than when you work with in-house .Net coders. Communication difficulties, differences in mentality – these can be real challenges for a project supervisor. But, as you probably know, a successful project is a well-managed project, so let’s figure out how to manage your remote .Net coders team to get the most of them.
1. Understand the cultural differences and account for them.
We have selected several events that made the news in the software, web, and mobile development spheres in 2013.