What's your opinion on it? If I got to program like that i'd take it as an advantage. Like if I were programming with you. Your experience would help both of us. It'd be mainly your code but even I have break throughs. And I can learn along the way.
Post by Fringe Pioneer on Jan 21, 2011 23:38:32 GMT
Well, I had my first experience with pair programming today, and it's actually nice. As the PDF doubtlessly explained, there is a driver who actually codes, and a navigator who doesn't explicitly say how to code with the language's syntax, but points out errors, makes suggestions, and prevents the driver from getting distracted.
As required by this technique, the driver and the navigator switch roles periodically. In my class, since I was new to Eclipse and the various university-made Java packages necessary for testing the program we were to create, I started out as a driver and took directions from the navigator. Halfway through the class time, I got up from the computer and served as navigator while the more experienced user (who took a CS class at the university before this one) played the role of driver. We each found each others mistakes and corrected them, and the program turned out perfect at the end.