O'Reilly logo

Remote Pairing by Joe Kutner

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Examining the Evidence

In the mid 1990s, a number of software-engineering experts began to observe the growing trend of pairing in development teams. They reported that programmers were producing code faster and freer of bugs than ever before.[15]

Around the same time, a group of Smalltalk programmers and software-engineering consultants began to incorporate this practice into a methodology they called extreme programming (XP).

As XP gained traction in the industry, software-engineering researchers began publishing the results of controlled experiments that compared the work products of paired and individual programmers. A 1998 study from Temple University found paired teams completed their tasks 40% faster than individuals doing the same ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required