Whitepaper: RUP/XP Guidelines: Pair Programming
This paper introduces the benefits of Pair-Programming.
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By Robert C. Martin
Object Mentor, Inc.
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Pair programming is a well-tested, well accepted alternative to code reviews. More than that, it's a fundamentally different way to write software. The benefits go far beyond productivity and quality, and affect such things as the robustness and morale of the team.