On May 23, 2:32 pm, Mike R. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
education (a B.S. in Computer Science… or some other marker for a
starting place) otherwise you will end up with a Sr. developer and a
Jr. developer who never achieve one of the most beneficial goals of
PP-- shared wisdom and an increase in skill. If the individuals in the
pair are too far apart one will get left behind or one could
potentially feel frustrated far too often.
I’d like to weigh into this one, even though it may be straying a
little off topic for a Ruby on Rails group, as I believe pair-
programming benefits always far outweigh any frustrations. Even with a
non-developer project manager background, I’ve paired with my
developers on small projects and have been able to add value and keep
the code flowing. The values I may add, such as SQL knowledge or just
spelling consistency, formatting, etc. really help, not to mention
just plain brainstorming an idea as to an approach to get it something
that is “stuck” moving forward.
In fact, geniuses like Martin F. have written that really good
code is readable by anyone, without much commenting.
–my $.02 --Wayne