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Remote Pairing by Joe Kutner

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Preface

In March 2013, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer sent a companywide memo that banned employees from working at home. She wrote, “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to work side-by-side.”[1]

Mayer’s motivations for making this now-infamous decision have been debated ad finem. It may or may not have been the right move for Yahoo!, but one thing is clear: working side-by-side does not require physical presence.

In this book, you’ll learn how to collaborate with remote coworkers in ways that are better than sharing the same location. You’ll learn about tools so powerful that colocated pair programming teams often use them despite sitting side-by-side. The technologies that ...

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