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[15 Dec 2006 | Comments Off on Pair Programming Etiquette | ]
Pair Programming Etiquette

I’ve often felt that there should be an etiquette guide for pair programming. Here is a first stab. I’ll update this list as I think of more.

Wait until the test is passing to nitpick on coding standards.
Ask nicely for the keyboard to “show” what you mean.
After “showing” what you mean, offer the keyboard back.
If they don’t take your advice, let them finish doing the task their way and then show them after they’re done.
It is good to inform the driver of keyboard shortcuts and refactorings but don’t interrupt the programming …

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[14 Dec 2006 | One Comment | ]

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