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

From: Ged B.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:16 AM
Is there a romantic comedy in here somewhere?

He wrote Java, she did Ruby.  Their boss made them pair but can fate make them a couple?

Or maybe a buddy movie.  

Java programmer Joe is 3 days from retirement when his assigned to baby sit rookie Dave, fresh out of uni and ranting about Scala.  They're about to find a bug that will shake the organisation to it's very foundations.


On 30 January[masked]:10, Barry Cranford <[address removed]> wrote:
I first came across the idea of working in pairs in advertising. Whilst I've never actually worked in the sector, I wanted to before I got into recruitment. 

I'm not sure if it's still the case, as this post seems to point out, but for many years the creative side of advertising was done in teams of two, an art director and a copy writer. As I understand it, the difference between pair programming and creative teams in advertising, were that you were actually hired/fired as a team. It wasn't a case of one day working with one person and another the next, this was your partner. Infact I have been approached by a few people in the past that have wanted to find contracts to work as a pair. 

As I've spoken about on this list before we often pair on some of the more difficult problems/roles we have to work on. I am a big fan of it, but we have never tried to do 100% of a day in a pair, I can imagine a lot of resistance to that. Has anyone had any examples of being 'forced' to pair constantly?

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