When it comes to web programming or any kind of programming, a lot of people tend to instinctively think of the Coolies aka Indians.
The fraud-laden H1B, B1 and L1 Visa programs, large-scale outsourcing to India and Coolie factories like Infosys, Wipro and TCS have made Indians synonymous with programming skills.
Increasingly, Indians are held up as the ne plus ultra of programming skills in the world (of course, we’ve never believed in that nonsense and, by the way, Indians are second only to the Chinese in stealing others’ intellectual property).
But a new study has shattered the myth of the superiority of Indian programming skills, specifically Web Programming skills.
A study of 1 million tests taken by nearly half a million developers has found that Americans lead the world in web programming skills.
These skills are valued by pioneering web companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Conducted by the GILD social network for technology professionals, the study found American programmers outperform Indian programmers on mainstream programming languages including C (U.S. 8% higher), JAVA (9% higher) and SQL (9% higher).
American programmers also scored higher than Indians on web programming languages: 53% higher scores on advanced PHP; 27% higher on advanced HTML.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that American technology professionals are 33% better skilled than their oily-haired Indian counterparts at English communication skills.
Where Indian software developers did better than Americans in the GILD study is on analytical skills like math and logic (by 11%), skills in demand at U.S. technology companies like Oracle, Salesforce.com and eBay.
If the Coolies are getting better at any kind of programming, it’s owing to the despicable H1B and L1 Visa programs and the wholesale outsourcing by large U.S. corporations that are working to the detriment of American software professionals.
Because of outsourcing and the flood of Coolies on H1B and L1 Visas into the U.S., Americans are finding it hard to land entry-level and middle-level programming jobs.
So, not surprisingly, a lot of young Americans are staying away from computer science courses in universities. This has now emboldened large American corporations including IT companies like Microsoft and Intel to shout “shortage of software engineers’ and call for increases in H1B and L1 Visas. These are the same outfits that have set up large operations in India.
SearchIndia.com strongly advocates curbs on Coolie Visas and the initiation of special programs in American universities to support students taking up computer science courses.
If Americans have any cojones, they would pressure their Senators and Congressmen to cut the H1B and L1 Visas, investigate the Coolie factories like Infosys, Wipro and TCS thoroughly for visa fraud and repatriate the foreign earnings held by IT companies like Microsoft, Apple and Oracle.
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