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Computer Programmers Learn Tough Lesson In Sharing

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Pairing is finding fans at technology companies…

By Joseph Walker (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

Virginia Woolf argued that a woman writer needs a room of her own. In Silicon Valley, some companies are questioning whether software programmers even need their own cubicles.

Their method is “pair programming” — where two people share one desk and one computer. One person is the “driver,” controlling the keyboard and typing in code. The other “navigates,” monitoring design and scanning for bugs.

» Read the full article at Wall Street Journal.

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