Pair programming and the re-appropriation of individual tools for collaborative software development

Bryant, Sallyann, Romero, Pablo and du Boulay, Benedict (2006) Pair programming and the re-appropriation of individual tools for collaborative software development. In: Hassanaly, P., Herrmann, T., Zacklad, M. and Kunau, G. (eds.) Cooperative Systems Design: Seamless integration of artifact and conversations - Enhanced concepts of Infrastructure for Communication. IOS press, Amsterdam, pp. 55-70. ISBN 9781586036041

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Abstract

Although pair programming is becoming more prevalent in software development, and a number of reports have been written about it [10] [13], few have addressed the manner in which pairing actually takes place [12]. Even fewer consider the methods used to manage issues such as role change or the communication of complex issues. This paper highlights the way resources designed for individuals are re-appropriated and augmented by pair programmers to facilitate collaboration. It also illustrates that pair verbalisations can augment the benefits of the collocated team, providing examples from ethnographic studies of pair programmers 'in the wild'.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0076 Computer software
Depositing User: Ben duBoulay
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/389
Google Scholar:7 Citations

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