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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The core idea behind XP is anything that is worth doing is worth doing continuously. And if you're going to do something continuously, then it must be cheap. Testing is good, so make testing a cheap part of the activity -- write tests first and run the complete test suite at every checkin.

    In this context, pair programming is nothing more than cheap, constant review. I've seen a development shop where a team has been working together on a project for months adapt some of the XP methodologies to suit loc

    • isnt this what company irc/im and cvs commit mail is for? :) i actually prefer the irc route because then, no matter what their location, i can have the whole team in a "room". so when i ask questions like "JESUS CHRIST WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?" the team can benefit from the discussion and not just the pair. and yes, i agree with torgox. the few times people have tried to pair with me (sitting next to me, watching, and commenting) were disasterous. i hate being watchced and i hate discussing and defending every little line of code or debug print i add.