Pair Programming Economics

I’m at OOP this week and had the pleasure yesterday to meet James Grenning for the first time. We had an inspiring conversation last night exchanging tips and strategies on how we inspire developers to try XP practices like TDD and pair programming. I really like his approach for TDD. James asks devs at the […]

Coding Dojo with Emily Bache at XP2011

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Programming | No Comments

I’m at XP2011 in Madrid, enjoying a coding dojo session with Emily Bache. We’re tackling a Minesweeper kata, and as long as it’s not yet my turn to code, I’ll summarise her introduction to TDD which I liked a lot. (Thanks to Markus Gärtner for the inspiration) Emily started with a story of a developer […]


Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Programming | One Comment

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Me.Friends- -;

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Obituary, Programming | 3 Comments

I lost one of my dearest friends. My first true peer as a programmer, who shared my surprise in 1999 when we learned that pair programming and refactoring were unconventional to other people. A true Linchpin who always valued making a difference over being nice. He continually coached me on developments in my work and […]