Issue No. 04 - July/August (2000 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.854064
The software industry has practiced pair programming--two programmers working side by side at one computer on the same problem--for years. But people who haven't tried it often reject the idea as a waste of resources. The authors demonstrate that pair programming yields better software products in less time--and happier, more confident programmers. Their supportive evidence comes from professional programmers and an experiment with university students.
pair programming, collaborative programming, Extreme Programming (XP), programming quality, programming productivity
Ward Cunningham, Laurie Williams, Robert R. Kessler, Ron Jeffries, "Strengthening the Case for Pair Programming", IEEE Software, vol. 17, no. , pp. 19-25, July/August 2000, doi:10.1109/52.854064