----- Original Message -----
From: "jt" <jt@ee.net>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 9:07 PM
Subject: RE: "One person per product"

> Jim,
> This is why I reject the statement that the paired-programmer
approach is
> "controversial".
> I can't imagine any "sometimers" and even a lot of today's
hot-shots haven't
> run into the following scenario.
> After hours of furious head-scratching and incantations, one
programmer asks
> others to help debug a program.  After a few minutes, one person
says "That
> line right THAR...  ICBW, but looks like you don't want that
asterix on
> column 7...!"
> Okay, maybe not that exact scenario, but something similar is
played out
> thousands of times a day.  The paired-programmer approach is
nothing more
> than the extension of this from the area of debugging to the
area of
> development.

That's like extending ballroom dancing to bungee jumping.

> OTOH, the paired-programmer approach WILL APPEAR controversial,
because a
> lot of folks are still looking for panaceas.  There are none.

Sure there are- 'structured programing' 'three tiered development'
'object oriented programming'

I do use bull pen methodology in design, but not execution. And
with design touch ups, when hitches develop.

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