Where Pair Programming Fails for Me

The short story is that pair programming doesn’t work for me as the main way of developing software. I can pair program for a day, or maybe a week, especially if we’re focused on a particular problem. But after that? I’m done. Toast. I don’t want to see anyone, talk to anyone, and I need at least a couple of days in a cave until I’m fit for human company again.


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I don’t think pair programming is suggested as a permanent activity - that sounds highly unproductive.

Works great at hackatons or focused/learning sessions in small teams or between programmer amigos.