"Talking the talk": Is intermediate-level conversation the key to the pair programming success story?

@article{Freudenberg2007TalkingTT,
  title={"Talking the talk": Is intermediate-level conversation the key to the pair programming success story?},
  author={S. Freudenberg and Pablo Romero and Benedict du Boulay},
  journal={Agile 2007 (AGILE 2007)},
  year={2007},
  pages={84-91}
}
Pair programming claims to provide benefits over and above those offered by a programmer working alone. In particular, a number of studies have suggested that pair programming improves software quality. The literature speculates that the 'driver' (the programmer currently typing in the code) and 'navigator' work together in a complimentary manner, and that the nature of these roles may be key in realizing the reported benefits. Here we dispute two of these existing claims: (i) that the… CONTINUE READING

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