Friday, July 26, 2019

The Challenge of Working
With Overseas Developers

Recently some content changes were needed on a client's website. So after crafting the new section, I sent the content to the overseas developers with instructions for where the content could appear on the page.

Here is the page after they performed their tasks and pushed the page live:

At first glance it looks good; but when zooming in, notice what they actually inserted on the page itself!

One of the known difficulties of working with overseas devs is the language barrier. Here that manifested in an almost laughable scenario. Fortunately, these instruction comments they copied and pasted onto the page were innocuous, but consider if overseas devs placed sensitive notes on a page, of the type never intended to be displayed for the world to see.

The lesson reaffirmed here is that while the cost advantages of working with overseas devs is tantalizing, included in that cost savings is the need for you to be extra attentive and to expect to deal with unanticipated surprises.

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The Challenge of Working With Overseas Developers Recently some content changes were needed on a client's website. So after crafti...