19 Mar '13, 3am

@FlatironSchool Just blogged about the questions one of your students asked about pair programming at @pivotallabs!

I gave a talk the other day at the Flatiron School here in NY, and had a great follow-up discussion over email with one of the students, including a number of questions about Pivotal. She and I decided to open source the discussion so everyone could see one Pivot’s thoughts on the questions she had: Christina : I’m curious about pair programming and would like to learn more about your experience working at Pivotal Labs. How does pair programming actually work? Trace : Pairing just means we both work together simultaneously, but beyond that there are many ways to do it. When creating new code, a favorite idiomatic way to do it is ping-pong pairing. One person writes a test, then (sometimes) says ‘ping,’ then the next person writes the code and the next test, then says ‘ping’ etc. You can get a great groove going that way. There’s also ‘driver-navigator’ where the navigator ...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/a-student-asks-about-pairing/

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