Did I mention that I like pair programming? Here are some reasons why it’s good for you and your boss. More Trucks The higher the truck number of your team, the more resilient it is to losing people. Pair programming spreads knowledge of the code around the whole team meaning each team member has a […]
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Personas for Debugging Pair Programming Session
As I may have mentioned I’m running a session at Agile 2009 called ‘Debugging Pair Programming’. There’s a preview of the session tomorrow night at Skills Matter and I’ve just finished preparing for it. Mind if I run a couple of things past you?
Debug Pair Programming with Me in London
I’ll be running a preview of my Agile 2009 workshop ‘Debugging Pair Programming’ at Skills Matter on Monday 10th August. If you’re on a team that’s using or trying to adopt pair programming, this is a great chance to explore and understand some of the complex reasons why this is such a difficult skill to […]
If Code is Written Solo in a Forest, Does it Make a Sound?
I’ve written before about my views on the importance of pair programming as a way of building a common conciousness in a team. When two people work on a piece of code together, not only is it instantly reviewed for correctness and readability, but already two people on the team understand exactly why the code […]
XP Day 2008: Debugging Pair Programming
At XP Day 2008 I proposed an open-space session on pair programming. Specifically, I wanted to explore the reasons why programmers might not want to pair, or find it such an unpleasant experience that they’re put off doing it again. Judging by the great number of people who turned up and stayed for the session, […]
“Total Programming” and the XP Team
Pair programming brings a great many benefits to a team that’s truly mastered it. Those of us who are lucky enough to have experienced working on a really effective XP team know about that almost magical thing that starts to happen when the barriers between different members of the team break down, egos and code […]