re: The Evil of Pair-Programming VIEW POST


Scheduling a 4-hour pairing session between two people who want to pair together is magic. Hyper-productive.

Also, freaking exhausting. You do 4 hours and then go home and sleep. The idea of doing it every day probably sounds great in management magazines, but in reality it's impractical and flawed.

A decade ago there were some companies that were 100% pairing and they attempted to imply that if you weren't doing it like them, you clearly were not as good.

Horseshit then. Horseshit forever.


Exactly, full-time pairing is counter-productive in the long-term and leads to burn-out. Sadly, there are still a few companies that push this ill-thought practice to their staff.

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