Can you really rent-a-coder? Electronic Arts recently shut down Blueprint , a strategic project to enable the company to develop more software without onsite programmers. Coding Horror blogger Jeff Atwood is a professional programmer who lives in Berkeley. That makes him biased against cheap-outsourced-programer sites like . But Atwood's hard-to-explain discomfort — and the war stories left by commenters — are based on an unpopular truth: There's no substitute for being in the office.