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I can change the rate at which I learn things. So can you. It doesn’t depend on topic or natural inclination. It doesn’t depend on intelligence. It’s all in how I set up my learning experience. I am not a professional instructional designer but I pair with them. I am a professional coach. And I am a […]

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Someone I know had the following conversation recently during code review: [WontFix] //depot/[elided].cs: Line 232 [reviewer]: Unit test this directly [author]: the integrations test this. Don’t see any direct benefit of UT it directly. (26 minutes ago) He wanted advice on how to get past this. His goal is to get his team to write […]

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I see pairing as similar to a language. So I figured I’d put together a phrasebook for those who are just learning to pair. You might find these useful as you are trying to locate the bathroom, train station, and restaraunt in PairingLand.

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I have noticed a significant difference in the results achieved by teams with pairing depending on how they approach learning to pair. In particular, many people don’t expect pairing, itself, to be a skill. They don’t realize that they’re going to have to learn new ways to think, to problem solve, to be creative, to […]

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