Feb '09
Pair Programming killed the Uber-coder…
by Frank Spychalski filed under Computer

I stumbled over a great essay on pair-programming (via James Shore).

Rod Hilton explains it much better than I could ever do, why you should Pair-Program. But I haven’t heard about the “ping-pong pairing”:

When doing Test-Driven Development, one of the things we do is called “ping-pong pairing”. So the other developer will write a test, then make it compile but fail. Then he passes the keyboard to me. I implement the feature just enough to make the test pass, then I write another failing test and pass it back.

I have to try this on Monday…

2 Responses to “Pair Programming killed the Uber-coder…”

  1. 1

    this is just plain dull… just code correctly from start. there is no need to do this thing….get to work and get it done.

    alex torres (January 8th, 2010 at 01:14)
  2. 2

    alex, this might work for the “hello world” program you have written so far, but sadly it doesn’t work in reality.

    Frank Spychalski (January 12th, 2010 at 23:22)

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