Need Rails Developers ? 9 reasons to Hire from India

Source : Stuckincustoms.com

Dr. Nic recently posted an article on advantages of hiring a rails developer from Australia. We are one of the biggest fans of Dr. Nic especially for his contributions to open source world and rails community.  I just wanted to post my ideas on advantages of hiring  rails developer from India.

1. Most Indian software companies require at least a 4 years bachelor’s (and often post-graduate) degree in Computer science or related subjects.

2. There are 113 companies - Working with rails -> country -> India and 590  registered developers  in rails on Railsranking as of today.

3. We have a strong local community and we regularly have Ruby meetups and Ruby fun days. You can find some Ruby event happening in India every month.

4. We are fluent in English and  can work comfortably with people from different countries and cultures. British, American, European or Chinese .  And its not just Software where we can collaborate with people and produce  world class work,  Ask Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire.

5. We provide Ruby on Rails training services in or around South Asia – rubyonrails.org training page India

6. Most of the  rails developers are very passionate about the community. We have people who have contributed to  core rails, plugins and documentation. I still have to meet a rails developer  in India who doesn’t have a blog with some useful  hacks .

7. There is always an economic advantage of working with developers in India. Therefore, we had $22 billion of business in IT services in 04-05.

8. Compared to Australia, we are not good in sports as majority of youth in our cities are working towards becoming   software developer making India the second largest population of code junkies with more than 650,000 geeks.

9. Not all of us are as good looking as Australians. But we  work very hard to make sure our code looks good and app works great at end of the day.

Here is a great post on Think Vitamin of working with web developers in India – why, how and what ?

4 thoughts on “Need Rails Developers ? 9 reasons to Hire from India

  1. Nice post Manik.

    Whether Australians are beautiful or not .. we don’t care. We just want our code to be beautiful. yay, geeky spirit.

    - Chetan.

  2. Good post, But I am being driven crazy with rails developers in India,
    There are so many of them (with 4 yrs of degree + 2-3 years of experience) but cant demonstrate any impressive ruby/rails skills? How do you find productive developers?

    Damn, every time I ask an Indian Developer , How does your work day look like or how much do you actually work in a day. Most of them reply to me saying they work 10 – 13 hrs a day and its all their coding time. I have never seen any good developer being able to spend more than 6hrs a day, because software craft is a creative job that exhaust your energies soon.

    Why would I want to hire people who are stressed out to the hell?.

  3. Hi coming2india,

    Thanks for the comments. Yes, its difficult to find good developers especially when there are lot of there. Also, there are some coding factories that just focus on number of hours and assembly line process not realizing other aspects of working with real people and software development.

    In my personal experience, spending 10 hours in office doesn’t mean coding all the time. There are blogs, twitter, ruby IRC, knowledge sharing sessions and a lot of things that good developers spend time during their working hours. Its impossible to survive in software development if you are not a life long learner, taking adequate breaks and sharpening your skills.

    One question we usually ask during interviews is , what was the last fun project you do ? or Are you involved in some open source project ? what is your favorite blog ? This really helps us to filter people who are just “code producers” with somebody “passionate about self development and good code”.

    Unfortunately, there are some coding factories here but you will find a very high rate of attrition in these companies. Good developers are always looking for fun working environment which understands their need as a developer, learner and a human being.

    Kapil

  4. Good post, But I am being driven crazy with rails developers in India,
    There are so many of them (with 4 yrs of degree + 2-3 years of experience) but cant demonstrate any impressive ruby/rails skills? How do you find productive developers?

    Damn, every time I ask an Indian Developer , How does your work day look like or how much do you actually work in a day. Most of them reply to me saying they work 10 – 13 hrs a day and its all their coding time. I have never seen any good developer being able to spend more than 6hrs a day, because software craft is a creative job that exhaust your energies soon.

    Why would I want to hire people who are stressed out to the hell?.

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