I just got an email from FoxPro Advisor Update, and as I scrolled down the message I saw a sponsored by section that kind of threw me for a loop.
Here's a snippet of the ad:
FoxPro Application Development for $12/hr
* Upgrade to FoxPro 9 or convert to .NET
* Web enable your applications
* Maintenance discounts available
* Over 15 years of custom software development
* Lower cost without sacrificing high quality
Luckily, I'm sure none of my clients receive FoxPro Advisor Update. In fact, most of them don't know (and don't really even seem to care) what language my applications are written with.
After my first glance at the ad, I thought, "How in the heck am I supposed to compete with off-shoring specialists offering rock-bottom pricing?"
The answer? QUALITY.
Have you ever seen an app developed on the cheap by third-world off-shoring specialists? Though the ad mentions "lower cost without sacrificing high quality," my experience has always been You get what you pay for.