The Myth of Colocation

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22. June 2013 by Michael Wowro

The myth of the efficiency of colocation in IT was created by software engineers from the First World to protect their wage level against programmers from India, China, Brasil, …
To protect the myth against critical reviews, they injected it into the sacrosanct frameworks of Scrum, XP …
Ironically the evangelists of colocation love Selenium, *the* framework for browser automation. But the Selenium project has no location – committers, contributers and supporters are spread all over the world and they colaborate in a chatroom based on antique technologies.
Let’s hope that the wage level in the developing countries rises soon …

… it’s just polemics, don’t ask me for evidence.


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