04 Jul '12, 8am

Obie Fernandez: 10 Reasons Pair Programming Is Not For the Masses:

Obie Fernandez: 10 Reasons Pair Programming Is Not For the Masses:

I see pairing work so well every day that I consider my career prior to my current job to have consisted mostly of wasting time. When I think back to all the code I’ve written for a job, I’m annoyed at how much less efficient I was then since I wasn’t pairing, and how much better my code and my products would have been if I had paired on them full time. When you have a second person working with you, you find that you try harder to code well. You’re far, far less likely to be willing to apply duct tape to a problem, because someone else is working with you and he or she is more likely to object to the duct tape. If two people approve a hack and implement it, it’s almost certainly because it’s the right approach given the time constraints. If one person sitting alone decides to pursue a hack, it’s more likely to be a situation where there is a better approach. Two people at...

Full article: http://blog.obiefernandez.com/content/2009/09/10-reasons-...

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