26 Apr '13, 7pm

Pairing like a Pivot via @pivotallabs

Pairing is an amazing activity if you and your pair can do it right, it is one of the things we value most here at Pivotal Labs. It is also one of my favorite aspects of extreme programming since it’s the thing that makes me learn, teach and grow everyday as an engineer. Being good at it helps you and your pair enjoy the workday, keep motivated and therefore, productive. During the last months I have learned a lot about pair programming and I am trying to perfect this everyday. I have noticed a couple things that I think can help a person be a better pair. Talking over thinking When we are working alone we talk to ourselves internally while we think. That thinking ideally should come out of your mouth so you can “think” as a pair. When you spend minutes thinking on your own and then start trying to explain or implement it your pair is very much likely not going to understa...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/pairing-like-a-pivot/

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