Pair Programming

Questions by Mhairi McClair in September 2016

  • What is Pair Programming?
  • When should you pair?
  • How does it compare to reviews/single programming?
  • What are the advantages?
  • What are the potential downsides?
  • What tips could you give for a successful pairing?
  • How can you tell when it’s not working?
  • How can this work with remote teams?
  • Who should pair (seniors/juniors/non-technical)?
  • Should it be compulsory?
  • Should pairing be in the project plan?
  • What is mob programming and how does it compare to pair programming?

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