Pairing

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Pairing

What is Pairing?

This is what we say when two teammates, usually engineers, pair to solve a problem, and usually it’s pairing to code. One engineer “drives” another watches “over their shoulder” to give input. (This is often done remotely, such as over Zoom instead of side-by-side.)

Typically, the teammate who is learning something will “drive” while the more senior engineer gives guidance. At the cost of about a 15% increase in development time, pairing produces code with fewer errors, and even makes us happier at work.