A lot of people are talking these days about international software development: typically, that means that a US company builds a development center in India, where salaries are low and skills are high, to do programming.

I’ve heard a lot of rumours, and I’ve worked on one such team myself, but I’ve never seen a more general analysis of whether it can be made to work.

Have you worked on such a project, either from the US or from India? If so, I’d love to hear some details on whether it’s working or not. Is it saving money? How much? What are the problems? What works well? Be brutally honest. This site is not known for pulling punches.

I’ll write up an article about it in a couple of weeks.

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.