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29 June 2019

Does outsourcing software development ever work?

by Code Monkey

Corporations stil believe software development is more engineering then art even after decades of being shown otherwise. Software development does not follow laws of physics like other engineering efforts, and there are 10 different ways to create the same application in 10 different languages. The future will lead us to having AI models write software to save costs


“Boeing was doing all kinds of things, everything you can imagine, to reduce cost, including moving work from Puget Sound, because we’d become very expensive here,” said Rick Ludtke, a former Boeing flight controls engineer laid off in 2017. “All that’s very understandable if you think of it from a business perspective. Slowly over time it appears that’s eroded the ability for Puget Sound designers to design.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

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tags: software - outsourcing