Justin James loves working remotely, but he admits there are some challenges to telecommuting. Do you thinking that the benefits of working remotely offset the disadvantages for programmers?
I bet that many people who work in an office think that telecommuting seems like a great idea. As someone who has been working remotely for the last few years, I can tell you that there are a lot of great aspects to it, but it also comes with its own set of challenges.
For example, the parts of my workflow where I need to work with others, like QA, requirements gathering, and so on are all hindered in one way or another. A big problem is that projects are more likely to slip in the handoff to others.