Pair programming is a agile software development technique, with 2 people working together on one terminal. While the first person focuses on syntax and other tactical aspects, the other reviews the code from the larger context perspective.

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When does pair programming work? When to avoid it?

Rather than slavishly pair program all the time, we use pair programming selectively on our team. I think it works best in the following circumstances: Ramping up brand new team members on a project ...
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Pair programming when driver and observer have different skill level and experience

I know pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one workstation. One, the driver, writes code while the other, the observer, reviews each ...
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Time required to start coding at a new company [closed]

I am a software engineer for 4 years, and I just changed my company for the first time. Company works with pair programming, and it's been 3 days, I couldn't even write a single line of code. It's so ...
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Should Junior Programmers be involved as code reviewers in the projects of Senior Programmers?

One of my team members, a junior programmer, has impressive programming skills for his level of experience. And during code reviews, I believe in emphasizing learning, not pointing out mistakes. ...
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Should I accept a job if pair programming is required? [closed]

I have been offered an interesting job, but there's a big caveat for me: they use pair programming. I hate the idea of pair programming, and I'm probably not suited for it: I like to do frequent ...
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Pair Swapping: What are the Pros and Cons?

The general idea that is espoused by most Agile / XP theorists seems to be that pairs should swap regularly. For example each programmer should swap pairs once per day; half the people swap at the ...
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Have you tried programming via Collaborative Text Editing? [duplicate]

Lately I've been experimenting with using a collaborative text editor (or plugin such as NppNetNote for Notepad++) for two or more partners to edit source code. I've been met with unexpected success, ...
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How common is pair programming in the workplace?

I've always been intrigued by pair programming, but in 12 years development I've never worked in a place they have employed this practice, so I have always been sceptical as to how people see it. I ...
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Is Pair Programming also used to train less experienced developers and bring them up to speed? [duplicate]

I am familiar with Agile and Pair Programming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming). I thought Pair Programming was used if there was a complex requirement i.e. two sets of eyes is better ...
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How to increase the bus factor and specialize at the same time?

In agile pair programming it is recommended to switch pairs every now and then so as to increase the bus factor of the team. That means, most people in the team should work on different parts of the ...
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Pair Rotation in a team for effective pair programming

We follow pair programming in our company and always face the issue of balanced and effective pair rotation within the developers on stories. We follow a simple metrics in which every developer's ...