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I’ve just read the pair programming chapter of ‘Making Software’ by Andy Oram, and I’d like to try it when I next get an opportunity.

The chapter mentions that in one of the studies, the subjects were initially given instruction on effective pair programming.

Are there any books (or chapters of books) that I could read to get a good grounding in how to do pair programming effectively, so that I’m more prepared?

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Book cover for "Pair Programming Illuminated"

Pair Programming Illuminated by Laurie Williams and Robert Kessler

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Aha — not only does that look good, but whenever I’m pair programming I dress like the guys on the cover. –  Paul D. Waite Nov 15 '11 at 8:32
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Not aware of any specific books but there's lots of resources online. Plenty to get you started at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PairProgramming.

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