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Remote Pairing by Joe Kutner

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Using NX for Partial Screen Sharing

iOS programming is a unique example because many of the tools needed to run an iOS application work only on a Mac. But now imagine that we’re developing a web application. The interface, a browser, can be run on just about any platform. It can even be run on a virtual machine in the cloud and shared equally with both pairing partners. That’s exactly what we’ll do in this section.

We could do the sharing via VNC, but a better solution is NX. NX makes it possible to share individual windows instead of an entire screen. For example, we can share a browser and nothing else. This reduces the bandwidth needed to share, and minimizes the latency for one-half of the pairing team. The leader in NX technology is NoMachine, ...

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