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Does Pair Programming Have to Suck?

Pair programming is sometimes the norm, and some developers really enjoy the collaboration, experiencing enhanced productivity. In other teams, pairing is shunned, avoided, or… faked. Angela Harms did a short survey about pairing attitudes and compared successful and unsuccessful pairing experiences.

The survey produced some really clear results. Some factors most of us think are really important to a good pairing session turned out to be… meh. Other factors, though, stood out, hands down, as clearly separating good from bad pairing experiences. This video discusses these survey results and why pairing sucks or doesn’t suck.

Video Producer: Ruby Midwest Conference

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