About This Show
Beyond the world of Apple, startups, and unicorns there's a whole world of technology used by all the donkeys out there in organizations. That's where I've always had my head stuck and this podcast is my "crank file" of content that didn't fit in the other podcasts I do.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 16: Pair programing doesn't stink
Somewhere around just 20% of people do pair programming. It seems to be an incredibly effective technique, according to people who follow it. I go over some of those reasons and micro case studies of organizations having success with pair programming. It seems like the right thing to do. My Pairing column from October at The Register — The comments section is especially good for common sentiment about pair programming.Charles Lowell — We used to do a podcast.Gartner survey on pair programming adoption — I got the number wrong: it's actually around 20%, not just 10%. Mark Ardito goes over HCSC’s astonishing success with pair programmin — They thought it'd take 12-15 weeks to get their MVP done, but it actually took 5.5 to 6 weeks we finish. Phil Horowitz talks about how exhausting pairing is at first — At Perforce: "This makes pair programming intense, especially at the beginning. At the end of the first day, I couldn't go home. Before I could face humans again, I put my phone on airplane mode, ignored my usual online accounts, and went to the gym for two hours of self-imposed isolation."