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NewsTwo keys to superior code quality: Pair programming and mentoring Pin
Kent Sharkey22-Dec-14 13:48
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R. Giskard Reventlov22-Dec-14 13:55
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GeneralRe: Two keys to superior code quality: Pair programming and mentoring Pin
Duncan Edwards Jones22-Dec-14 22:57
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NormDroid22-Dec-14 23:55
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Pualee23-Dec-14 3:17
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GeneralRe: Two keys to superior code quality: Pair programming and mentoring Pin
Marc Clifton23-Dec-14 5:34
communityengineerMarc Clifton23-Dec-14 5:34 
GeneralRe: Two keys to superior code quality: Pair programming and mentoring Pin
Paul M Watt23-Dec-14 6:44
mentorPaul M Watt23-Dec-14 6:44 
Pair-programming works great, for most people, for short periods of time with focused goals.

Some teams may flourish using the paired approach full-time. I think this would be the exception to the rule.

My #1 rule, there is no silver bullet approach.

Red flags are triggered in my mind when I am in a discussion or read an article where someone makes an absolute statement about a process being the key to success in programming.

On the other hand, mentoring is not a process to create better code quality. It is a training process to train developers in the craft of programming. The quality of your mentor will determine the overall effect the mentoring has on the improvement of that developer.

Here's a key to superior code quality: Write code without mistakes
NewsORM is an offensive anti-pattern Pin
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NewsExploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems Pin
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NewsHere’s how Microsoft described its newfangled product called “Windows” when it went public Pin
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NewsOpen source: Both bigger and less relevant than you imagine Pin
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NewsTexas Instruments builds an alternative energy for the Internet of Things Pin
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NewsTeaching kids Java programming Pin
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