Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Pair programming is a well known eXtreme Programming practice. Nowadays it is very frequent that developers aren't in the same physical place so it would be interesting that the IDEs could offer us remote functionality to develop with a person that could be in another part of the world. If you think that it would be useful, let’s try to define some of the potential add-ins to the IDE:
- To have a way to edit remote code and that the changes would be saved in the remote machine. This may be something like VNC client.
- To have a way to communicate with other developers without exiting the IDE. Something like a chat embedded in the IDE including text, audio and video.
Beyond the practice, this could help to assist junior developers in the typical problems that they usually have, yet we were in the same office (this let us not to get up of our chairs).