I was explaining the benefits of outsourcing projects in Manila today to someone who has a huge project.. probably between 1 year to 2 years of development amounting to atleast $50K for the initial concept. He asked me to help him find a suitable outsourcing company preferrably in Asia. I then made a push to have him look at several company’s in Manila which he agreed… what i did next was show him a website of a known development company. He read everything and browsed every page on their site to get more information about them. We were having a great conversation and I think he ha already decided that he is going to contact this one company but then he decided to look at their methodologies section… there he noticed something that he didn’t like about the website…
“Some comment?” What? Nice coding standard there buddy.
I mean, come on! If you are posting a code snippet to an ad atleast make sure that the code looks good and follows your motto “Code of Discipline” because to tell you frankly it makes your company look bad when you don’t QA what you push to visitors even if it’s just an image.
In the end, he got turned off and asked me to show him a different outsourcing company.
Sad. Sad. Sad. A missed opportunity.