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Snap a Chickens Neck... I Need A Programmer?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by ZonkDonkey, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. ZonkDonkey

    ZonkDonkey Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to JV with a programmer for a potential WSO but I was wondering if I could ask for your guidance...

    Since i'm pretty much and dummy when it comes to programming, are there any questions I should ask when trying to qualify a potential prospect? I want to make sure they can get a job done not only in a timely manner, but also efficiently.

    You guys are the experts, what would you do to qualify someone?
     
  2. gullsinn

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    What type of programmer you need?
     
  3. ZonkDonkey

    ZonkDonkey Junior Member

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    I'm thinking C# or Java.
     
  4. archert22

    archert22 Newbie

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    Hey ZonkDonkey. I've been working legit in the industry for some time now and have done my fair share of interviews.

    Really, the best way you're going to know the capabilities of a programmer is by taking a look at his / her past completed projects. Ask them about how many projects they've pushed to production, what was the most challenging bit of it, how they planned and manage their time, was the project completed early, late, on time, etc.

    Big warning flags should appear if there's a programmer that hasn't had any battle ready experience, such as a project that was push to production and used by actual people, or a programmer that hasn't had a truly disastrous horror story with a couple of projects.

    With that in mind, I would ask to see some of the code samples from his completed projects. Just ask him / her to show you a class from that project that he / she is most proud of. Take that piece of code and post it on this board, post it to github or some other forum and ask if someone could kindly be able to quickly review it.

    If they say it's good, and he / she seems to have good experience, it's a good bet that they're a good programmer.
     
  5. ZonkDonkey

    ZonkDonkey Junior Member

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    Awesome! Thanks so much for you advice! Do you have any experience with hiring out to India/Philippines? I hear it can be much cheaper but i'm not too sure about quality. Any suggestions?
     
  6. IceWizzard

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    Hi ZonkDonkey, I've heard many replies about Indian services, they are really cheap but the workers are always slacking and not doing their work properly (although haven't heard a thing about Phillipinnes), so I would not recommend you hiring Indian services unless you really know you can trust it.
     
  7. derik2

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    Hi ZonkDonkey, you might find this article worth reading before you hire programmers to the Philippines or India. https://www.staff.com/blog/offshore-outsourcing-which-country-should-you-hire-from/

    Although there are other countries that offer outsourcing services like Ukraine and China but if you're going for the cheaper price India and Philippines are top places to consider when you move jobs offshore.