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

From: Jim C.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback.

I am not totally against the concept of pair programming and have found it useful mainly for training and small pieces of code. What I do hate dislike is having to pair with someone all day every day with only small breaks.

As Neil points out I don't think that programmers should be forced to do something they are not comfortable with and I am still not sold on the idea of two being better than one.

Jim
On 29 Jan 2013, at 20:23, Neil Bartlett <[address removed]> wrote:

Jim,

You may be a bad programmer. I have no idea because I haven't met you or seen your work.

However, your refusal to subscribe to the dogma of pair programming does NOT make you a bad programmer. Nobody has a right to make you feel guilty or ashamed because you don't enjoy something that -- for you -- is an unnatural act.

Neil


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM, 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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