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Jason Garber Practical Pair Programming

Dive into pair programming with confidence and trust.

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Two heads are better than one, especially when it comes to large, mission-critical software projects. Whether you’re just starting out as a developer or curious about pair programming, Jason Garber’s hands-on guide takes the mystery out of effective pairing. You’ll learn what good pair programming looks like, how to be a better pairing partner, and how to explain the benefits of pair programming to skeptics at your organization. Walk into your next pairing session confident and prepared for the adventure ahead.

What’s in this Book?

  • Learn what good pair programming is (and isn’t), and how to do it conscientiously
  • Explore how pairing supports personal growth and improves team cohesion and collaboration
  • Identify when to pair and how to share time, space, and power
  • Discover how to create the ideal pairing hardware and software setups—whether in-person or virtual
  • Prepare to get buy-in for pair programming within your team and at your company

Who should read this book?

  • Folks new to pair programming
  • Developers who haven’t had much exposure to XP practices, but have heard enough to be curious
  • Managers trying to establish pairing programs in their organizations
  • Students working through code bootcamps as well as higher ed coursework

Practical Pair Programming demystifies the logistics, benefits, and challenges of pair programming. It’s a must-read for teams new to the methodology pair programming and great for veterans of the practice, too.

Joe Moore
Principal software engineering manager at VMware Pivotal Labs
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A practical handbook for developers everywhere! Jason’s book is full of great tips on how to master the art of pair programming.

Rachel Davies
Author of Agile Coaching
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Jason Garber

About the Author

Jason Garber is COO and cofounder of the software firm Promptworks, where he leads internal operations and guides client work. He carries the same entrepreneurial mindset and attention to detail that launched his first company back in 1997, when he was a 14-year-old web developer. He is a passionate advocate for Ruby on Rails, clean code, and automated testing. He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-95-9
  • Paperback: 59 pages
  • Published: Jul 14, 2020

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