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27May/09Off

More Reasons to Pair

Pairing is perhaps the hardest sell of the agile practises, so it is extremely refreshing to see yet more compelling evidence, courtesy of Mark Needham, of how pairing is extremely effective, in this case in the context of a large-scale refactoring (although I wonder just how the business assigned value to this activity).

http://www.markhneedham.com/blog/2009/05/26/pair-programming-refactoring/

I would concur that refactoring is much more effective while pairing and it is often while refactoring that patterns emerge which makes up for the lack of upfront design, so having more than one brain looking for patterns will ultimately lead to better code...