I spent some (fortunately short) time in a company that mandated pair programming and I really…
Sceptical Meerkat
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I am actually the senior guy but anyway..it seems like some companies really take it the wrong way..so I say it this way: I believe it is a great thing if done the right way but I do understand that if someone just forces you and takes away your freedom and space it is not pleasant and will not achieve anything. But I mean doing things just because they are the cool thing to do without properly preparing and researching the topic and than just forcing it on people is not correct. I see it lately a lot with Agile and Scrums..people read that a stand up exists and they believe they know everything, looks like it will be the same with pair programming.