Tangential comments about Software Development

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pairfectionist Programming

I've signed up for Pair Programming. It's a much richer way of spending my day.

I hadn't thought through what it would be like to PP with a perfectionist. The kind of guy who wants all user messages to be consistently formatted, in "real" and helpful English. The emotional arc goes from "how can this pedantic nuisance waste so much of my valuable time?" while we're programming to "what a lovely program - I must show it off to my friends" when we're done.

My conclusion : Pairfectionist Programming is another example of PP getting the best out of everyone. Give it a chance!