Re: [ljc] Am I a bad programmer if I do not like pair programming?

From: Abraham Marín P.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 2:20 PM
The key aspect of the subject could be in the sentence "feel that I am much more productive working on my own". What do you mean by "productive"? One could feel more productive because he/she produces more lines of code, but what's the quality of that code?

I think pair programming, like productivity (see http://martinfowler.com/bliki/CannotMeasureProductivity.html), is a qualitative aspect of programming, and hence depends on many personal things.


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On 29 Jan 2013, at 09:40, Jim Collins <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi,

I was wondering if there are other programmers out there who feel they are bad programmers because they do not like pair programming.

I feel that I am much more productive working on my own and it is how I enjoy to work. If I am working on something particularly difficult then I will often ask a colleague what they think and when I commit code I also talk my colleagues through what I have done in a code review. That is how I have always worked and how I enjoy working.

I sometimes get the feeling that pair programming is like the emperors new clothes. No one will stand up and say I don't like this so we all continue in this vicious circle :).

Thanks

Jim




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