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Remote Pairing by Joe Kutner

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Pairing at Test Double

Test Double is a software consultancy specializing in front-end web development.[87] The company doesn’t have a central office where its employees meet (at least for now), and its clients are located throughout the United States. The distributed structure of the company is by design, and the founders leverage this to gain flexibility in who they hire and what customers they work with.

As a result, developers at Test Double do a lot of remote pair programming and often coach clients who are new to pairing. But even these experts had to start somewhere.

“When I was first getting used to pairing…I behaved differently,” says Test Double cofounder Justin Searls. “I [was] out of my element. I wouldn’t use as many declarative ...

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